A cricketing revolution is upon us. As the world sees test cricket at it's finest and the advent of the heart stopping 20/20, the world also sees the demise of the ODI.
The ICC has tried to make change to give the game new life but they are simply to boring as a commercial format. The first 15 overs (or with new regulations 20 overs usually the captain goes for the first 20) and the last 10 overs are the most exciting to watch in One day cricket. So the clever people at the ECB decide to cut the middle out and create 20/20. I think the majority of people even the purists have learnt to love the exciting new format and therefore it is perfect as commercial format to rake in new cricket lovers and gate recipts. Looking at ODI cricket what was it's main purpose? It to was created for the same purpose so naturally now that a better format is in place isn't it time for the demise of ODI cricket? Another argument for this is that with the flooded international calender by abolishing ODI's players will get more time for recovery and generally speaking 20/20 takes less out of them than 50 over games. This will allow for more competitve test series with less injured players. Also think about competitions like the world cup. They would be over quickly and prove more exciting than the disaster that was the 2003 cup (in terms of watching Kenya get so far). 20/20 will encourage the game to develop faster in non test countries and increase its popularity many fold.
Anyway these are my views what do you think and why?