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    If the game of cricket is internally destroyed, then that's the way it is.

    As AM said, resistance is futile. What will be will be, and we'll have to take it as it comes.
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    The Indian entertainment and advertising dollars are going to go somewhere, would rather have them go to cricketers. In the worst case there will be parallel systems of cricket, in which case IPL is a good way of doing it, since it allows players to move from one to the other.

    Shane Bond retiring a couple of years early to some "hit-and-giggles" T20 show sounds better to me than him retiring to injury in two years AND that couple of million dollars going to yet another random pop singer.

    Compare cricket to baseball, and IPL to the "world series" of baseball and then it doesnt look so bad at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeevan View Post
    Compare cricket to baseball, and IPL to the "world series" of baseball and then it doesnt look so bad at all.
    No, except that international competition is more or less meaningless in comparison to the MLB, and that sort of route is one that many, many fans are looking to avoid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    If the game of cricket is internally destroyed, then that's the way it is.

    As AM said, resistance is futile. What will be will be, and we'll have to take it as it comes.
    What did I say?
    You know it makes sense.

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    Neil Manthorp made largely the same point a couple of days back. He foresees a scenario where test & ODI cricket is used as a shop-window for up-and-coming players to prove their worth and get the really lucrative ICL contracts.

    It's not so terribly unlikely IMHO; professional sportsmen will follow the money. We already have a similar situation in rugby union where Oz & NZ players have to essentially chose between an international career with the Wallabies or the All Blacks & a rather more lucrative contract in the northern hemipshere with a club or province in England, France, Ireland or Wales. Traditionally the northern journey was the preserve of elder statesmen in their very late twenties/early thirties or journeymen who didn't harbour realistic hope of an international call. Now tho we're just seen Luke McAllister, a 24-year old AB regular, who's given it away to play for Sale. Now as charming as Greater Manchester can be in the winter months, I don't think there's too much pretence about the real reason for this move.

    In my mind there's no doubt the BCCI will be running cricket (whether tacitly or explicitly) for the next couple of decades at least. Now (as Miller obsevres) some good may come of this (the abandoning of the 5 year test plan would be a start), but as with Packer this will be largely incidental.
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