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    My Idea for a T-WC

    Here is my Idea.

    Location :England

    Reason: Off season for all the countries and a good number of quality grounds.

    Number of teams: All 9 test playing nations

    Format: 3 groups of three with matches being played simultaneously. After the first stage 2 teams from each group advance and then we are down with 6 , In 2nd stage follow the same format but this time 2 groups instead of 3. Two teams advance from each group and then we are left with 4 teams this allows us to have a semi-final and final.

    Duration: 1st stage one month
    2nd stage one month
    Final and Semi-Final 2 or 3 weeks

    Total: 10 or 11 weeks

    Matches played by each team: Max 6 and Min 2

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    well, it will take 3 months almost...... And we have to see whether England will not mind having so many neutral matches there. Viewership may not be that great. And I think we will need squads of 20-22 guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani View Post
    well, it will take 3 months almost...... And we have to see whether England will not mind having so many neutral matches there. Viewership may not be that great. And I think we will need squads of 20-22 guys.
    England matches will be played infront of packed houses while games invoving Pakistan and India would also get good crowds and knowing the people love for test cricket in UK we may also get good crowds in the Semi's and the Final. I would say that all in all atleast 60 % of the games will be well attended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    England matches will be played infront of packed houses while games invoving Pakistan and India would also get good crowds and knowing the people love for test cricket in UK we may also get good crowds in the Semi's and the Final. I would say that all in all atleast 60 % of the games will be well attended.
    What times would you play the matches? It would be good if they were at a time that suited Sub Continent/Australia IMO.

    The tournament should be short and sweet, what you said sounded too long, surely there could be 2 games on the same day, and teams playing every couple of days.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    The tournament should be short and sweet, what you said sounded too long, surely there could be 2 games on the same day, and teams playing every couple of days.
    That's what he said!

    I think going in with just eight teams (perhaps discard the weakest based on current ranking?) would be best. Then, you could have two groups of four (A and B), which would make it a lot easier:

    Week 1: A1 vs A2, A3 vs A4
    Week 2: B1 vs B2, B3 vs B4
    Week 3: A2 vs A3, A1 vs A4
    Week 4: B2 vs B3, B1 vs B4
    Week 5: A1 vs A3, A2 vs A4
    Week 6: B1 vs B3, B2 vs B4
    Week 7: SF1: 2ndA vs 1stB
    Week 8: SF2: 1stA vs 2ndB
    Week 9: winSF1 vs winSF2

    It would only give teams one chance...but then, it should be a proper knockout competition!

    I've allowed a week per match, which allows for a lot of rest days...perhaps schedule a sixth day per match, only to be used in case of bad light or rain?

    If required, in the group stage, you could have (literally) back-to-back Tests...as the groups alternate, this would allow five (or six) days' rest between matches for each team. The semi-finals could also be run concurrently...or as a single group of four, with two matches each (plus one result carried over from the first group stage), then the top two having a one-off final.

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    I hope we never see a WC of Test Cricket, look what world cups have done to Test Rugby
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahindinho View Post
    That's what he said!
    Oh. Why does the first stage take a month to complete? I don't want games played at the same time, they should be played after each other so all matches can be shown live.


    EDIT - LOL I thought this was for Twenty 20 cricket dont worry about me.
    Last edited by NUFAN; 10-07-2007 at 03:50 AM.

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    Week 1-Team A vs Team C
    Week 2-Team A vs Team B
    Week 3-Team B vs Team C
    Week 4-Rest

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    I hope we never see a WC of Test Cricket, look what world cups have done to Test Rugby
    Exactly. It would be the worst thing the ICC could do IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Exactly. It would be the worst thing the ICC could do IMO.
    Which means we can expect to see it happen any time now...
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    Nah. Think Test WCs are the one bad idea we're safe from, TBH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Nah. Think Test WCs are the one bad idea we're safe from, TBH.
    I hope you're right mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    What times would you play the matches? It would be good if they were at a time that suited Sub Continent/Australia IMO.
    It's hard enough getting good enough weather to play in times that suit us, never mind the middle of the night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds View Post
    It's hard enough getting good enough weather to play in times that suit us, never mind the middle of the night.
    Yeah sorry mate, I understood his idea of a T-WC as twenty 20, so what I wrote doesn't apply to test cricket.

    I have no idea why all 3 groups would have to be played in England, surely playing in a different country for each group would make more sense.



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