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    Reward For Test Champions

    Cricket wise it looks like the Super Series is going to be a failure (no fault of Aussies) I do however like the idea of rewarding the test champions. I was thinking every 5 years you take the top 4 test teams 1st V 4th, 2nd v 3rd and winners play each other in the final. !st place gets the 1 million. The top team gets the advantage, and honiour, of the series being in their home country. If the semifinals were drawn the higher ranked team would qualify. The final would be played as timeless test.

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    Do it like the Super League.

    5th vs 4th (at 4th)
    Winner vs 3rd (at 3rd)
    Winner vs 2nd (at 2nd)
    Winner vs 1st (at 1st)

    Or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalky
    Cricket wise it looks like the Super Series is going to be a failure (no fault of Aussies) I do however like the idea of rewarding the test champions. I was thinking every 5 years you take the top 4 test teams 1st V 4th, 2nd v 3rd and winners play each other in the final. !st place gets the 1 million. The top team gets the advantage, and honiour, of the series being in their home country. If the semifinals were drawn the higher ranked team would qualify. The final would be played as timeless test.

    Any thoughts -improvemnts
    The problem is that for the whole thing to worthwhile it would take too much time - as we saw with the Ashes (and arguably saw in this superseries) players need time to acclimatise in foreign countries. And even if that problem was sorted, as nobody would accept the idea of the world's best side (by the rankings based over a long period) being dethroned on the basis of one match, where toss, weather etc could be crucial it rather loses its point.

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    i concur! (sp?)

    what an idea!

    its like a mini-worldcup, but its test matches.

    i swear, i was thinking about it, after reading something about a previous RoW series, where england also competed? Meh i dunno.

    nevertheless its the best idea since....
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    an tournament like that would have to take up a part of the international calendar and with the icc regulations i don't see where they could fit it in.

    still,its a lot better than the super series idea.

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    it wouldnt take that long :/

    besides, you'd make sure everythings organised *well in advance* (not the team selection though; thatd be 'last minute')

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg
    The problem is that for the whole thing to worthwhile it would take too much time - as we saw with the Ashes (and arguably saw in this superseries) players need time to acclimatise in foreign countries. And even if that problem was sorted, as nobody would accept the idea of the world's best side (by the rankings based over a long period) being dethroned on the basis of one match, where toss, weather etc could be crucial it rather loses its point.
    This would have no bearing on test championship or rankings (like the superseries). I would see it more as an FA cup were the test rankings are the Premieship. Kenya made the semi final of the last one day world cup, no one considers them one of the top 4 teams in the world, yet that tournament still has credibility.

    You will always have the chance of anomalies in any cricket match/series (inspirerd play from an individual player, crucial toss, dodgy umpiring decisions etc) yet that still doesn't detract from the event itself. If you look at the 1996 world cup were a brilliant hundred from Lara knocked out South Africa yet South Africa had been by far the best one day side for the previous 4 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by open365
    an tournament like that would have to take up a part of the international calendar and with the icc regulations i don't see where they could fit it in.

    still,its a lot better than the super series idea.
    Could be done in 3 weeks (2 if you wanted back to back tests) 4 weeks would give the teams a chance of a warn up game. Also at least what ever teams made the final would have at least one full test under their belts to acclimatise (which is more than you get on most tours these days). The 2nd & 3rd teams would be under the same circumstances in the first match (coming in cold). The home team would have an advantage over the 4th team which thay have earned by finishing 1st in the test championship.

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    Let's use my idea for this post:

    5th vs 4th (at 4th)
    Winner vs 3rd (at 3rd)
    Winner vs 2nd (at 2nd)
    Winner vs 1st (at 1st)

    And these ratings (made up)

    1 Australia
    2 England
    3 South Africa
    4 India
    5 New Zealand

    You could have (starting at 1 Jan for easy view)

    Jan 1st - 5th India vs New Zealand at Mumbai (Say NZ win)
    Jan 15th - 20th South Africa vs New Zealand at Cape Town (Say SA win)
    Jan 29th - Feb 2nd England vs South Africa at Lords' (Say England win)
    Feb 15th - 20th Australia vs England at SCG.

    It's done in 1 and 2/3 months, and you could still have the other 5 countries playing matches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maison
    i swear, i was thinking about it, after reading something about a previous RoW series, where england also competed?
    In the early 1970s, where another tour got cancelled, so they organised a World XI team to tour, and they won 4-1, but the games were closer than the score suggested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999
    Feb 15th - 20th Australia vs Australia at SCG.



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