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New T20 Competition
#61
(01-05-2018, 11:28 AM)Terry Wrote: Vic Marks has his say:
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2...n-days-t20
The fact that he and I are saying roughly the same thing (though he expresses it far more elegantly than me) only goes to show what a pair of out-of-touch old fogies we are.

Vic sums it up so well. I'm not so sure it's just old fogies that think this though.
"The only Good Banker .......... is a Lickey Banker"
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#62
No Terry - just another case of hitting the nail right in the middle. I like the suggestion of getting rid of the stumps and you could have fielders being only able to catch the ball in a gloved hand. To increase the number of sixes how about reducing the field to a segment. Does it remind you of game played in the US?
LE - aka John
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#63
(01-05-2018, 06:28 PM)Leicester Exile Wrote: No Terry - just another case of hitting the nail right in the middle. I like the suggestion of getting rid of the stumps and you could have fielders being only able to catch the ball in a gloved hand. To increase the number of sixes how about reducing the field to a segment. Does it remind you of game played in the US?

Good stuff from Terry and Vic.  I'm not too fussed about the 100 balls proposal, in part because I'm not too fussed about 20/20 fullstop. But I'm also not convined it will happen.  Does anybody else remember the ECB proposing to play 2 world games at the Olympic stadium?  Bit of a small ground I thought.  Now announced, there will be no world cup games at the Olympic stadium (it's too small apparently).  And I seem to recall the announcement of a city based 20/20 included a set of (risible) proposals for how it would fit into the season.  Now with 2020 fast approaching we have a committee looking at the issue and no mention of the original proposals.   As with a lot of organisations (political parties included) marketing has been transformed from something you do once you've had a good idea to the planning function.  The result is lots of ideas you can sell to the press but which don't work, this sounds like one to me.  And the ECB probably sees it as job done;  gets some column inches during the IPL hiatus and draws attention away from its own short fall in appropriate corporate governance.

RB
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#64
The players have raised the possibility of refusing to play:
http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/2...s-question
We seem to be entering a strange Alice in Wonderland world of alternative reality, as in:
"the likes of Root and Stokes will be allocated to a team for marketing purposes, but they won't be playing. The ECB made the point that this new audience won't necessarily know who Stokes and Root are anyway".
Why stop there?  Why not allocate W.G. Grace, Don Bradman and Garry Sobers to a team if they don't have to play?
PS - if that actually happens, don't blame me!
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#65
I like it, Terry - it will be great to see B C Lara and Dennis Amiss on the team sheet for Birmingham !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LE - aka John
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#66
You can hear Neil Snowball's views in the interview I did with him here:
http://deepextracover.com/2018/05/listen...e-hundred/
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#67
Here's a discussion between three of Deep Extra Cover's writers about what is no longer a new T20 competition - it's The Hundred, for the moment at least until someone re-names it or reduces it to 50 balls:
http://deepextracover.com/2018/05/dec-de...e-hundred/
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