New t20 proposals: the Pros and Cons

New t20 proposals: the Pros and Cons

Joined: 21 Oct 2013, 13:37

12 Feb 2016, 23:08 #1

a working party has presented proposals to the counties to be agreed at a meeting on march 7th. (espn cricinfo) apparrently the counties are retained so the franchise idea has been shelved. from 2017 promotion and relegation in 2 divisions, the top 8 teams reaching the quarter final this season will form division 1 along with a 9th county from a play off. it is not yet decided whether it wil be 2 up and down or 1........ so if we want to be in div 1 we need a top class t20 player to help us out.
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Joined: 07 Sep 2008, 12:41

12 Feb 2016, 23:44 #2

I like the sound of this. The next stage is to get some terrestrial coverage.
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Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 17:47

13 Feb 2016, 08:26 #3

1. Players schedules
If t20 matches to be played in a block will be eight away matches within three to four weeks, some involving 500 miles round trips to play 40 overs
2. Loss of money spinners
Yorks in div 1 and Lancs in div 2?
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

13 Feb 2016, 09:54 #4

At first glance I don't like it because of the issues raised by Roundhegian.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-cric ... 71713.html

I'm a cock-up rather than conspiracy theory kind of guy but I'm not sure the ECB don't want to feed us something that won't work so they can get their wicked way in the end.
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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

13 Feb 2016, 10:33 #5

There could be an excessive amount of travelling within a short period for short games(down to Taunton on a Monday, back to Headingley on a Tuesday, down to Hampshire the following day).

There could be no local derbies.

There could be no "Finals Day".

There will be no terrestial tv coverage.

A lot better than a franchise system, but considerably worse than what we have at the moment.

Obviously I do not know the full details, but from first impressions, it appears to me that they have jettisoned all the good points about our T20 tournament - the local derbies, Finals Day, the limited amount of travelling, and a comp. spread out through the season, and replaced them will all the bad points - excessive travelling, no local derbies and back to a blocked competition that was tried, failed and rejected by the counties 2 years ago, as it was not working.
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Joined: 28 Apr 2014, 00:12

13 Feb 2016, 11:31 #6

Do we still need or want a 50 over competition?
I'm increasingly coming to the conclusion that we should have a 16 game 4 day competition played from April to September with a T20 competition played in a single block somewhere between June & August.
The T20 final could then always be played at Lord's.
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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

13 Feb 2016, 11:51 #7

I can not see crowds improving (and income) if no local derbies. No Yorkshire v Lancashire matches = no full houses, not to mention away supporters not travelling down to Taunton for just 40 overs of cricket. Home crowds down and away support non-existent.
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Joined: 13 Feb 2016, 11:58

13 Feb 2016, 12:03 #8

Watch t20 cricket world cup 2016 from herehttp://www.t20worldcup.pk/
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Joined: 22 Oct 2013, 18:00

13 Feb 2016, 16:22 #9

The change to block cricket is driven by the players themselves. It's something that's gone backwards and forwards over the past couple of years. They lick the fact that they can play one form of cricket in one block. They don't like the chopping and changing between formats. Of course this is at odds to the fans that like set days, especially Friday nights and the clubs like it as attendances are up. I think the players like it as it's more like the IPL so are more likely to play with similar top players.
Of course in a couple of years it'll go back to Friday nights.
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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

13 Feb 2016, 18:04 #10

Another thought.

2 divisions and a blocked tournament with promotion and relegation = 16 matches or 8?

Has to be one of the two, or you get an uneven and unfair competition. It does not matter at the moment with the system we have as there is no promotion or relegation and it`s the same teams in the same groups every year.
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