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    A very sensible article :

    Integrate all versions for a workable whole
    Ian Chappell
    3rd Sept 2007
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    I'll bet the administrators wish they possessed a reliable crystal ball that would provide a glimpse of cricket’s future, especially Twenty20, the shortest but suddenly most desirable form of the game.

    Twenty20 cricket is currently in great demand. The fans can’t get enough of it, the players are starting to embrace it and private promoters are spending millions in the hope of cashing in on the popularity of the sport’s latest entertainment craze.

    The question the administrators would love to have answered by that glittering crystal ball is; “Does it have a long and viable future?”

    If they knew the answer to that question then they would know what approach to take in regard to the fifty-over game. The traditional limited overs game is a very valuable commodity; the showpiece World Cup drags in hundreds of millions of dollars in television rights and sponsorship money. In most countries, it has underwritten Test cricket since the Kerry Packer-led revolution.

    However, despite large crowds still attending and viewing the fifty-over game, some are becoming disillusioned and terms like boring and repetitive are regularly used to describe certain periods of the game.

    There is so much fifty-over cricket played and yet so few of these games are linked in a meaningful way that player staleness is the greatest contributing factor to the game taking on a repetitive air. The obvious answer is less meaningless games and more matches that are linked to a prestige tournament involving only the stronger nations.

    The limited overs game has evolved in a haphazard fashion; a problem with cricket is perceived and a new shortened version of the game is immediately devised. There appears to be little thought given to how the different versions are integrated to form a viable and workable whole.

    All the different forms of limited overs cricket serve to popularise and finance cricket but the weakness in the system is the main commodity --- the players. All forms of limited overs cricket are at their most entertaining when the best players are performing.

    Therefore, it is the internationals who bear the brunt of the workload; this is the nature of the game, the shorter the duration the more the limitations of a player are exposed.

    While the Kerry Packer-led revolution was great for the game, unfortunately in the aftermath, there was little planning for the long-term future. No one formulated a plan to ensure that all layers of the game, from club to international and from limited overs to Test dovetailed, so that the players not only had a clear path to follow but also one that was sustainable.

    Consequently, in this era of full professionalism, the best players are being worked to the bone. Rather than utilise one of the shorter forms of the game for the development and promotion of potential new stars, the current headliners are being wheeled out at every opportunity.

    However, the game has a habit of forging its own path and private promoters tend to lead the way in this regard.

    The privately run Stanford Twenty20 competition in the Caribbean is genuinely trying to develop new players to help West Indies cricket move upwards. The planned ICL competition originally talked about providing a similar path for young Indian cricketers but is currently looking more like a superannuation provider for aging first-class and international players.

    To properly develop a players’ technique to the point where he can perform in a skilful and entertaining manner in any form of cricket, he needs time in the middle when he is young. Therefore, he needs to regularly play longer forms of the game to develop into an international cricketer.

    The time has come to devise a blueprint for the future; a plan for the game right from the school ground to club cricket on up to international level. Perhaps it’s time to insert another layer at the inter-city level and this is where the stars of the future can be groomed.

    The problem for the administrators is which form of the game to hive off to that level? This is why the administrators would dearly love to know the future of both the twenty and fifty over game.

    The first ICC Twenty20 World Championship would be the ideal time for all the participants to sit down and plan the way forward; the players, the administrators and the private promoters. And it wouldn’t do any harm if there was a crystal ball sitting right in the middle of that round table discussion.

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    DENNIS LILLEE
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    Twenty20 a shot in the arm for the game

    To me, this great game of cricket has brought different meanings at various stages of my career. Even my perception on the various formats of the sport has been changing constantly.

    Initially, I did learn to accept the limited-overs version with certain amount of scepticism. But now, it appears as if limited-over formats are the order of the day.

    It’s early days, but I have a feeling that Twenty 20 cricket might do a world of good, which can only benefit all forms of the game. That this latest and shortened version of cricket has been given World Cup status in such a short span of time is a clear pointer that fans are demanding even more excitement.

    There is no doubt that the emergence of limited-overs World Cup in 1975 went a long way in subtly bringing more urgency into the Test arena. The number of drawn Test matches has certainly fallen during the last thirty years.

    Apart from being a huge hit with fans craving for a result in a single day, ODIs also proved to be a financial life-saver for those running the game. Being the president of the WACA, I would be interested to see just what effect Twenty-20 cricket has on the game in general.

    The purists and authors of coaching manuals might be horrified but this latest version could tempt the taste buds of youngsters and get more kids to at least have an initial crack at cricket.

    With competition between sports to attract new recruits already fierce, one can assume that the introduction of Twenty20 should be a shot in the arm for cricket.

    Twenty20 cricket hasn't been around long enough for any major tactics, beyond crash and bash , to be formulated but if world class players are involved then their pride and competitive juices will force them to sort things out.

    The appeal of Twenty 20 spectators is enormous in this day and age when not everyone can afford time to watch a five-day Test -- or a limited-overs international for that matter.

    At Perth, we found cricket fans were greatly attracted by the prospect of coming down to the WACA in the twilight to watch an inter-state game which finished under lights in around three hours. Tests must always be the flagship of cricket, but one-day games are just as important in keeping our great game afloat.

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    Lillee and Kev have the exact same attitude then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Lillee and Kev have the exact same attitude then.
    Looks like that, no?


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    IMRAN KHAN
    24th Sept 2007
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    A word of caution before we get excited about the first India Pakistan Final in a World Cup - Twenty 20 is not a true test of a team's caliber. Therefore, while it is creditable that they have made it thus far, fans must realise that this is just a triumph in just one form of the game and may not translate into success in the longer version.

    A player who has talent will do well in Twenty20 but his temperament and technique will only be tested in Tests and to a lesser extent in ODI's.

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    IMRAN KHAN
    24th Sept 2007
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    A word of caution before we get excited about the first India Pakistan Final in a World Cup - Twenty 20 is not a true test of a team's caliber. Therefore, while it is creditable that they have made it thus far, fans must realise that this is just a triumph in just one form of the game and may not translate into success in the longer version.

    A player who has talent will do well in Twenty20 but his temperament and technique will only be tested in Tests and to a lesser extent in ODI's.

    Imran Khan having a big play and miss here before being bowled by a full toss.

    It wasn't a World Cup. Calibre is spelt wrongly. Then stating the obvious. Temperament and technique are tested in one way or another in Twenty20, while some shots are unorthodox etc. it stills take some technique to play them all otherwise anyone with a bit of hand-eye coordination could bat successfully in a Twenty20. Temperament is more obvious with so much pressure and swings in momentum.

    Talent is very important in Twenty20 tho, that bit is correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    IMRAN KHAN
    24th Sept 2007
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    A word of caution before we get excited about the first India Pakistan Final in a World Cup - Twenty 20 is not a true test of a team's caliber. Therefore, while it is creditable that they have made it thus far, fans must realise that this is just a triumph in just one form of the game and may not translate into success in the longer version.

    A player who has talent will do well in Twenty20 but his temperament and technique will only be tested in Tests and to a lesser extent in ODI's.
    This is what I was saying and I was accused of extreme bias...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Imran Khan having a big play and miss here before being bowled by a full toss.

    Calibre is spelt wrongly.
    No, it's not. Pakistanis spell it differently to how British do.

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    No, it's not. Pakistanis spell it differently to how British do.
    Anything that is 'spelt' the American way is wrong obviously.

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    He's a writer not a cricketer, but an interesting article from Gideon Haigh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Anything that is 'spelt' the American way is wrong obviously.
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