City Based T20 Confirmed in County Vote

Joined: 24 May 2016, 21:00

15 Sep 2016, 09:42 #41

Steve Denison has said nothing has been decided yet regarding playing Championship matches at the same time as the new T20, but i think eventually the idea is to reduce Championship matches even more so this doesn't happen.
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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

15 Sep 2016, 10:20 #42

The "pros" and "cons" from Cricinfo.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-cric ... 56773.html
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Joined: 14 Apr 2015, 09:15

15 Sep 2016, 10:21 #43

Steve Denison has said nothing has been decided yet regarding playing Championship matches at the same time as the new T20, but i think eventually the idea is to reduce Championship matches even more so this doesn't happen.
Defies belief how the ECB painstakingly built up and persevered with 4-day, 2-division Champion cricket up to the stage where England's Test XI are consistently competitive - and then rapidly and thoughtlessly destroy it for the latest, unproven, tempting, shiny toy of City cricket - a game that is almost, but not completely, unlike Cricket, with no subtlety, no roots and no tradition, designed to sell polyester crap and beer to Friday-night groups of drunks.

As George Dobell said: Does the ECB exist to make money for cricket, or to use cricket to make money? We now know, if we ever doubted it. I dislike them and the 'Judas Iscariot' counties who voted for the idea MOST sincerely. May they choke on their mess of pottage (to mix Biblical metaphors).
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Joined: 25 Jun 2015, 10:53

15 Sep 2016, 10:57 #44

This is pretty much the beginning of the end. Speaking as someone in their 30s, I had hoped that county cricket would still be around to enjoy in my retirement years, but alas it won't

Greed has won. The game has prostituted itself to Sky. Cricket needs to grow amongst non-cricketing families. I learnt to love cricket during the 1992 home series (broadcast free on the BBC) during the school holidays. Although the free to air argument is probably moot now in an era of viewing fragmentation. The ECB should have been looking to the internet rather than to the SKY so to speak. Broadcasting matches online would be a great way to hook people in. That is where the majority of eyes are nowadays.
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Joined: 25 Jul 2016, 10:22

15 Sep 2016, 11:14 #45

Cricket will start to attract football style fans as opposed to what we currently have. One example was the yob element abusing & throwing beer at Willey at Northampton awhile ago. Is this what the ECB want ?
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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 20:44

15 Sep 2016, 11:20 #46

For those who are in the dark (like me), there will be a discussion on the topic during the BBC radio commentary of the Middlesex v Lancs game - i.e. in a few minutes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/cricket/37299599

Middlesex seem to be playing for a draw, which is good news for us.
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Joined: 13 Jan 2015, 19:59

15 Sep 2016, 11:25 #47

Leave off with the pompous - "football style fans" - caper if you fancy it.....

Come up with some ideas to reduce the £25 million debt if you fancy it.....

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Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 09:31

15 Sep 2016, 11:27 #48

Cricket will start to attract football style fans as opposed to what we currently have. One example was the yob element abusing & throwing beer at Willey at Northampton awhile ago. Is this what the ECB want ?
Football style fans? Massive, sweeping, general statement there!

When was the last time you saw football fans throwing beer at players on the pitch?
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Joined: 02 Jul 2014, 11:24

15 Sep 2016, 11:34 #49

Trick question EYT. They're not allowed beer in the stands at football. They're not to be trusted with it.
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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 20:44

15 Sep 2016, 11:48 #50

Perhaps cricket will fill the void for misbehaviour which has been reduced by improved policing at soccer. Other forms of football have always been largely free of it.
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