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Cricket’s future belongs to all-star Twenty20 clubs, not countries

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guest-naialwm in reply to siddsa

If that was the case India won't be on top of the test cricket rankings, by a mile in fact!

And they are doing pretty good at one day and T20 too. And it looks like some of the best performers were picked after their T20 performances!


"They will grow up with dreams of hammering sixes under lights in Mumbai, rather than grinding out an innings on the prestigious turf of Lord’s in London. "

And what exactly is "prestigious" about the turf at Lord's?


Economics rules the game, sadly the fate of football, where all star leagues battle out in European leagues is future of cricket. However unlike Football which is of same format across international fixture or club level and club level football only enhances the skills & beauty of game, same will not be true for Cricket.

IPL and it allure will kill the art of batting and devolve into bludgeoning and bowling will become art of dodging. Shortened boundary ropes will increase four and sixes but likely destroy the stroke making ability of player as even bad shots will fly to boundary. Currently the IPL is restricted to 60 days but sooner than later international fixtures may start get limited. Already WI who have very capable 'mercenaries' are declining to serve in international sides.

A sad demise of gentleman's game beckons.