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    Re: The Ashes 2017/18

    Quote Originally Posted by fundy View Post
    far easier for those behind the scenes to make a few quid in the less straight ones too sadly
    And to give players like Virender Sehwag one last pay day. Maybe it'll be like golf's senior tour!

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    Re: The Ashes 2017/18

    If T10 is genuine, I thought it was a humorous post, then it will be more akin to baseball.

    The problem for test cricket is that players can earn far more being a T20 specialist than they can being a test player. Maybe not for Australia and England players but for the rest T20 pays the mortgage and more. No incentive for young players to play test cricket.

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    Re: The Ashes 2017/18

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tyrion View Post
    If T10 is genuine, I thought it was a humorous post, then it will be more akin to baseball.

    The problem for test cricket is that players can earn far more being a T20 specialist than they can being a test player. Maybe not for Australia and England players but for the rest T20 pays the mortgage and more. No incentive for young players to play test cricket.
    Itís a three day event with matches looking to be done within 90 mins

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/m.tim...w/62095336.cms

    Donít think it will hit T20 levels but certainly will be a bit of fun

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    Re: The Ashes 2017/18

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tyrion View Post
    If T10 is genuine, I thought it was a humorous post, then it will be more akin to baseball.

    The problem for test cricket is that players can earn far more being a T20 specialist than they can being a test player. Maybe not for Australia and England players but for the rest T20 pays the mortgage and more. No incentive for young players to play test cricket.
    sadly genuine, watch out for F5, T2 and probably Super Over tournaments in the near future. RIP cricket
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    Re: The Ashes 2017/18

    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolphil View Post
    Itís a three day event with matches looking to be done within 90 mins

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/m.tim...w/62095336.cms

    Donít think it will hit T20 levels but certainly will be a bit of fun
    I'm sure bowlers will find it great fun....

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    Re: The Ashes 2017/18

    Quote Originally Posted by saving_par View Post
    I'm sure bowlers will find it great fun....
    Therein lies the problem with the short formats.

    Cricket ceases to be a fair or absorbing contest between bat and ball with the rules and their interpretation stacked in favour of the batsman.

    Everything is geared towards encouraging big hitting as that is what apparently appeals to the "new spectators ".

    Fine, just as long as we realise that ultimately ultimately it's to the detriment of the real game.

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    Re: The Ashes 2017/18

    Quote Originally Posted by MetalMickie View Post
    Therein lies the problem with the short formats.

    Cricket ceases to be a fair or absorbing contest between bat and ball with the rules and their interpretation stacked in favour of the batsman.

    Everything is geared towards encouraging big hitting as that is what apparently appeals to the "new spectators ".

    Fine, just as long as we realise that ultimately ultimately it's to the detriment of the real game.
    this is the biggest problem for me, complete and utter dumbing down of sport under the guise of attracting new fans. Does anyone really enjoy watching mis-hits with a bat that is 2 inches thick clearing a 45 yard boundary by 5 yards?

    be like increasing the size of the hole in golf lol
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    Re: The Ashes 2017/18

    Quote Originally Posted by fundy View Post
    this is the biggest problem for me, complete and utter dumbing down of sport under the guise of attracting new fans. Does anyone really enjoy watching mis-hits with a bat that is 2 inches thick clearing a 45 yard boundary by 5 yards?

    be like increasing the size of the hole in golf lol
    Iím guessing by looking at the crowd sizes and sell outs all over the world people do enjoy watching T20 - itís maybe not what the purests enjoy but itís certainly appears the most popular format of the sport.

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    Re: The Ashes 2017/18

    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolphil View Post
    Iím guessing by looking at the crowd sizes and sell outs all over the world people do enjoy watching T20 - itís maybe not what the purests enjoy but itís certainly appears the most popular format of the sport.
    T10 final is on sky ch 863 enjoy
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    Re: The Ashes 2017/18

    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolphil View Post
    Iím guessing by looking at the crowd sizes and sell outs all over the world people do enjoy watching T20 - itís maybe not what the purests enjoy but itís certainly appears the most popular format of the sport.
    so selling out on the fans of the game who have supported it for 40 years+ to chase money and tv rankings is the way to go?
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