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    U19 Cricketer gunner's Avatar
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    Football Style Cricket Leagues?

    I've always wondered this,

    Is there any chance cricket will have a Football Premiership style League in International or County Cricket in the future?

    Barely any international matches and packed domestic schedules with players earning millions and scenarios like lancashire and surrey fighting to get someone like tendulkar,yousuf or akhtar off a county like worcestershire?

    I hope not but you never know in todays world

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    i guess it will work only in 20/20 format and with specialised players - totally another thing that the official touring calendar. this considering financing the team (for a league format you have a lot of travelling), making good crowds at affordable costs/ticket and so on.
    The sorts of what is cooking up in India lately (ICL).

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    Hall of Fame Member Goughy's Avatar
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    still scratching around in the same old hole
    It was talked about a few years ago with the abolishment of County Cricket and the move to City based teams (like Football) ie Manchester versus Leeds instead of Lancs vs Yorks but the idea didnt last long and the backers were never revelaed (as far as I know).

    There is a lot of possibility in England for the CC to assume a more important global role though
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