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Been watching IPL. Feel for the players due to the heat & humidity. Batsman playing without Helmets to spinners. Glove changes every few overs along with a drink.

At this rate the Football WC in Qatar will be seriously draining unless they put air conditioning on the pitch
 
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Been watching IPL. Feel for the players due to the heat & humidity. Batsman playing without Helmets to spinners. Glove changes every few overs along with a drink.

At this rate the Football WC in Qatar will be seriously draining unless they put air conditioning on the pitch

maybe if they didnt take 2 hours to bowl 20 overs theyd not suffer so much ;)
 

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maybe if they didnt take 2 hours to bowl 20 overs theyd not suffer so much ;)
I've noticed the over rates in T20's slowing and slowing. There's a strategy conference after every ball, especially when you have a left hander and right hander batting together. Soon it will be like American football with timeouts after every ball - sorry play - to allow for important announcements from our sponsors ;)
 
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I've noticed the over rates in T20's slowing and slowing. There's a strategy conference after every ball, especially when you have a left hander and right hander batting together. Soon it will be like American football with timeouts after every ball - sorry play - to allow for important announcements from our sponsors ;)

in the IPHell they already have sponsored drinks breaks, 2 per 20 over innings I think so every 6 or 7 overs lol (also known as script breaks by those gambling lol)

at least in the UK domestic T20 sides only have 75 mins to bowl their 20 overs and get runs penalties if they dont, games last 2hr40, IPHell (and BigBash and a few other franchise tournaments, plus internationals take an hour more a lot of the time!)
 

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in the IPHell they already have sponsored drinks breaks, 2 per 20 over innings I think so every 6 or 7 overs lol (also known as script breaks by those gambling lol)

at least in the UK domestic T20 sides only have 75 mins to bowl their 20 overs and get runs penalties if they dont, games last 2hr40, IPHell (and BigBash and a few other franchise tournaments, plus internationals take an hour more a lot of the time!)
It's starting to filter down though. I was at a Southern Premier League T20 game last Sunday that was all but 3 hours despite the team bowling first bowling 17-18 overs in the first hour!
 

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in the IPHell they already have sponsored drinks breaks, 2 per 20 over innings I think so every 6 or 7 overs lol (also known as script breaks by those gambling lol)

at least in the UK domestic T20 sides only have 75 mins to bowl their 20 overs and get runs penalties if they dont, games last 2hr40, IPHell (and BigBash and a few other franchise tournaments, plus internationals take an hour more a lot of the time!)
Acc to rules, IPL over rate is 14 with the final over to be started by 90th min... so if u factor in timeout, it is probably an extra min per over. It is a commercial entertainment, so it is expected that they will maximise it.

https://www.iplt20.com/about/code-o...orting-and-disciplinary-process-and-sanctions


Kohli just got fined for the last match. A couple more and he will face a match ban. A bit harsher (from an entertainment POV)
 
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Acc to rules, IPL over rate is 14 with the final over to be started by 90th min... so if u factor in timeout, it is probably an extra min per over. It is a commercial entertainment, so it is expected that they will maximise it.

https://www.iplt20.com/about/code-o...orting-and-disciplinary-process-and-sanctions


Kohli just got fined for the last match. A couple more and he will face a match ban. A bit harsher (from an entertainment POV)

Thats the problem, its far too commercial entertainment and far too little real sport
 
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It's starting to filter down though. I was at a Southern Premier League T20 game last Sunday that was all but 3 hours despite the team bowling first bowling 17-18 overs in the first hour!
Its ridiculous it really is, I remember playing 20 over games at decent club level starting at 6.15 and being in the bar for 8.30!!!!!
 
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Westley LBW when going way over and Cook caught behind when he doesnt hit it, playing in unnatural light. Finally looks like its going to be Somersets year!
 
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Well the mighty Essex managed to hang on and another trophy secured :)

Shame it came down to a draw and being decided on first inns lead (thanks to Cooks stunning inns), have to feel a bit for Somerset , Lammonby played great (def one to watch) and thought Gregory was superb with the ball on a very flat Lords deck. Leach being a bit rusty made it very hard to bowl Essex out at the end
 

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Well the mighty Essex managed to hang on and another trophy secured :)

Shame it came down to a draw and being decided on first inns lead (thanks to Cooks stunning inns), have to feel a bit for Somerset , Lammonby played great (def one to watch) and thought Gregory was superb with the ball on a very flat Lords deck. Leach being a bit rusty made it very hard to bowl Essex out at the end
Essex's ascent from the second division to being the dominant red ball team in England is astonishing. It's their sort of story that makes the County Championship infinitely more interesting than any 8 team franchise league.

If things are somewhere back to normal next season i will make an effort to go and watch them at some point.
 

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Best fielding save of all time that, so good. T20 has had a remarkable effect on the standard of the fielding, can’t get away with being lazy or poor in the field anymore, standards and expectations are so high.
 

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one stunning moment in amongst the scripted reality again today lol

lump it for me, ill take the sport that was at lords thanks
It does not have to be binary choice... Franchise T20 is a rising tide that has helped lift the standards across all formats. 5 years ago this was unthinkable. While Test cricket gets a thumbs up, T20 has widened the net for a lot of players that might have never had the opportunity to make a living.
 

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Yep my son loves the IPL and T20 stuff, he also loves the test match and one day stuff. He really enjoyed the Netflix Documentary on the Mumbai Indians as did I.

Heck I love all cricket.
 
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