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    Breakaway Indian League - Lara, Warne, McGrath?

    http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/indi...ry/293980.html

    Well well, if this is true...it would certainly be more than a marketing ploy...looks like they are serious about signing the big names!
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    Zee has made a lot of profit over the recent past and has made tremendous strides. Subhash Chandra going into some thing like this has always had the potential of some thing big.

    Also, on the current news, Spin Magazine is pretty reputed.

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    Inzamam has also been linked to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/indi...ry/293980.html

    Well well, if this is true...it would certainly be more than a marketing ploy...looks like they are serious about signing the big names!
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    Well, I see this as a hopefully a real challenge to the BCCI. Nothing would make me happier than another entity taking some money from the BCCI. Hopefully this league is successful and it will cause them to expand into one day and even 4-day cricket. That IMO would be ideal.

    They do say that they plan to do one day cricket when they are more established. We shall see.

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    And while The BCCI could do with being challenged, players being taken away to play improper, worthless one- and four-day cricket would be preferable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    And while The BCCI could do with being challenged, players being taken away to play improper, worthless one- and four-day cricket would be preferable?
    If it means the improper, worthless one and four day cricket that BCCI is running takes a hit...then yes.

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    Any cricket run by a TV company will invariably be less proper and more worthless than that run by a Cricket Board, however poor.

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    Why would X v Y be worthless? If top stars are playing, I would much rather watch that than Bangladesh v Australia. The Packer series had the most competitive games for instance in the words of the players themselves who played in them. It is not necessary that top quality cricket has to be country v country. I do hope that cricket goes the NBA way. Packer missed the bus on it but India has an opportunity right now given the money cricket commands in India. Ideally, I would like 5-15 teams from around the world fighting it out for the best cricket team in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Any cricket run by a TV company will invariably be less proper and more worthless than that run by a Cricket Board, however poor.
    Wrong. Any cricket run by a professional outfit will invariably be better than a worthless cricket league run by corrupt beaurocrats with the primary interest of lining their pockets and not the paying public, let alone the sport itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Any cricket run by a TV company will invariably be less proper and more worthless than that run by a Cricket Board, however poor.
    It really is the most remarkable blind prejudice you have on this subject. We've done the debate before, so I will try and spare everyone the full chapter and verse you and I both remember, but I just want you to admit that that is what it is - a prejudice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Well, I see this as a hopefully a real challenge to the BCCI. Nothing would make me happier than another entity taking some money from the BCCI. Hopefully this league is successful and it will cause them to expand into one day and even 4-day cricket. That IMO would be ideal.

    They do say that they plan to do one day cricket when they are more established. We shall see.
    So you do think one day cricket is cricket after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbinator View Post
    So you do think one day cricket is cricket after all.
    No, they do though.

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