Build-up to Indian Domestic Season 2008-09
The Indian Domestic Season 2008-09 is not too far away, and already there are a few developments of note. While Mumbai have already started their practice sessions, and Tendulkar is in the list of probables, the one significant development is from Maharashtra. They have brought in Enamul Haque Jr and WR Sujeewa de Silva, to replace Sairaj Bahutule and Munaf Patel, whose contracts have not been renewed. I wonder, do they have no better choices? This was the board that boasted that they would bring on Darren Gough and Matthew Hayden.
The other talking point will be the IPL impact on the domestic season. Will we see more transfers? Better foreign players, with two a team, all over? Matches played only in international-ready venues? Corporate ownership? Rajasthan? Saurashtra? It's started appearing in the papers already.