Fair comment and what you say is very true.
But they are still expecting Eng and Aus supporters to dig into their pockets and fork out for the 2 most expensive tours in the cricket calendar within weeks of each other.
Last edited by Backlash; 14-05-2013 at 07:07 AM.
I'm struggling to see how the 2019 World Cup makes a mockery of anything but ok then
Originally Posted by Peter Mooresforever 63*
I mean wasn't it not long ago that England and South Africa agreed to always play a 5 test series? And then like less than 2 years later that was thrown in the bid?
Pretty sure entire series have been flat-out cancelled recently.
Mind you, ODIs will stick around longer than people expect, until it stops being cricket's (read: the BCCI's) major revenue stream.
I mean they must think we're pretty dumb. With the next English Ashes home series being moved to 2015 there will be 15 Tests between the two sides over the next two year. It's nothing more than a cash grab. Commercial greed at its finest.
The 2019 World Cup will take place as ODI still makes enough money. What will the boards do if ODI cricket is still around by 2019?
I am not up in arms about the back-to-back Ashes, but you make some good points.
Stick around Backlash. I like you. Just watch out for this **** named Spikey.
Add to that what was moved because it was meant to be an disadvantage for England having to play an Ashes series and World Cup back to back in 2014/15 has now turned into the same disadvantage for Australia in 2019. Cricket Australia let that happen so they could make a quick buck. I mean how am I meant to stay a passionate supporter when the people who are meant to govern my team and have the team's best interest don't care?
I emailed Cricket Australia about my concerns but of course they couldn't be bothered to reply. I am treated with discontent but they no doubt expect me to show up this summer and pay the ridiculous ticket prices they will no doubt charge to watch the inferior product they have put on the field. It's no wonder people are being put off the game.
I thought the whole move of the Ashes was a push from England, who were always stuffed having been on tour in Australia for the Ashes, having basically no time off and then going straight into a World Cup. End up spending the best part of six months away, and doesn't give them the best preparation possible for a WC.
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