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    A Cricket Calendar

    I have been thinking and I have looked at the way some other sports hold competitions and I think a calender year should include:

    - T20 Club Championships
    from England (including scottish, irish), India (including Pakistanis, Sri Lanka, bangladesh), Australasia (including NZ, SA), West Indies. The best teams from each should compete together. Sort of like a club v club. This already seems to be going through but IMO this should be in the calendar.

    - A T20 cup should still be held every 2 years.

    - Rather than having test and ODI series together teams compete in triangular ODI series around the world to make the results more interesting rather than just having one v one. This way everyone gets to take on more teams and diversity in teams will only help IMO. It should theoretically give more time for tests and T20 tournaments.

    - A champions trophy should be held every year apart from the world cup year

    - From the rankings of the previous year teams ranked no.1 and 2 should go head to head in a 3 match ODI series. (instead of chappell/hadlee)

    - Ashes and tests remain as is with a required minimum of at least 6 tests per year for any team (I'm a kiwi! )

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    So I am suggesting in a year:

    T20 Tournaments - WI, AUS, ENG, IND
    T20 Club Championship

    (Other domestic competitions the same without T20 - exeptions to NZ and others in similar situations that may not have a great number of players in any of the tournaments)

    ODI Triangular series' with appropriate rotation of teams and locations
    ODI Champions Trophy big team knockout competition
    ODI Teams ranked 1 and 2 play a minimum of 3 matches against each other in a series.

    TESTS minimum of 6 tests per year with series being minimum of 3.

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    T20 world champs every second year
    ODI world cup every 4 years

    Yep sounds dumb but maybe this may spark some ideas that are better! much better!

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    A lot of it sounds good, but as the Chappell-Hadlee is the highlight of almost every cricket year for me (only the Ashes and World Cup beat it) I'd be opposed to it being replaced.

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    Some good ideas there, but are triangular tournaments the way forward? They've been abandoned in both England and Australia, on the grounds that the matches not featuring the home team are poorly attended. And as for the Ashes, I would actually extend it to a five year cycle with a series played every two and a half years. The series in Australia always seems to come too quickly after the one in England I think. Always keep it at five Tests though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    Some good ideas there, but are triangular tournaments the way forward? They've been abandoned in both England and Australia, on the grounds that the matches not featuring the home team are poorly attended. And as for the Ashes, I would actually extend it to a five year cycle with a series played every two and a half years. The series in Australia always seems to come too quickly after the one in England I think. Always keep it at five Tests though.
    The crowds at the Ashes seem to suggest that they have the timing pretty close

    Would not an India V Pakistan match in England give a huge crowd?
    You know it makes sense.


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    I'm not sure any form of artificially enforced thing can work really - there are too many variants involved in the various seasons of the calender.

    You've some good ideas, as everyone's said - Twenty20 works far better as domestic teams than internationals and I hope in time international Twenty20 will be done away with. But Test and ODI schedules will always have to be bent around one thing or another, and some schedules are always going to be more constant than others.
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    One thing that I would like to see between countries which are close are series in both countries combined.

    This would work well for ODIs for instance in the Chappell Hadlee Series.

    You could have a best of 5 series with the first two games in NZ and the last 3 in AUS, and then the next year, you switch the extra game advantage around.

    Game 1 Friday, Game 2 Sunday, Game 3 Wednesday, Game 4 Friday, Game 5 Sunday.

    A nice sharp series over in 9 days.
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    England regularly used to tour Aus and NZ combined, and Ind and Pak combined.

    This generally went out of fashion when it became obvious that the second tour was a "tacked-on" thing and was essentially patronising to the "smaller" team.

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    I don't think you understand Rich.

    I mean a series between Australia and New Zealand.
    Game 1: in NZ
    Game 2: in NZ
    Game 3: In AUS
    Game 4: In AUS
    Game 5: In AUS

    The next series 2 matches in AUS, and the last 3 in NZ and so forth.

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    Not sure TBH, seems to mean a hell of a lot of unneccessary travel, which is precisely what there's too much of anyway. No?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    O I C.

    Not sure TBH, seems to mean a hell of a lot of unneccessary travel, which is precisely what there's too much of anyway. No?
    No not all.

    Travelling from NZ to east coast of Australia, is faster than a trip from Perth to the East Coast.

    I would enjoy a format like this especially with the Kiwis.

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    thats an awesome idea..^^^^^

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    further more.. i herd the rugby union is likely to kick off the super 14 month later than normal if not next year the one after.... this gives NZ, RSA and Aust. well a window if it was needed to have a cricket tri nations most likely 20/20

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    No not all.

    Travelling from NZ to east coast of Australia, is faster than a trip from Perth to the East Coast.

    I would enjoy a format like this especially with the Kiwis.
    True I guess.

    I don't see it happening TBH but I suppose from the Aus-NZ POV it's not neccessarily an objection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    I don't think you understand Rich.

    I mean a series between Australia and New Zealand.
    Game 1: in NZ
    Game 2: in NZ
    Game 3: In AUS
    Game 4: In AUS
    Game 5: In AUS

    The next series 2 matches in AUS, and the last 3 in NZ and so forth.
    I'd be in favour of that TBH, making it a longer series and giving the crowds in both countries a chance to play their part.

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    When teams play each other in short succession like NZ V Eng this year, and whenever SA play Aus, it should be classed as one mega series. Keeps things interesting.
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