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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    It was an epic fail. I'd agree that it could have been used better but would not like to see it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Nah, nobody's ever abused the substitute fielder rule so I don't see why this would be any different
    You may be forgetting about Ye Crims' use of Peter Cantrell as a sub in the late 80s/early 90s. CATSOTG.

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    Haa...damn very surprised at the reactions so far.

    Well given that T20 isn't proper cricket & basically is the format that will be used to generate future income for the sport - and potentially attract other nations to the game. The substitute rule woule be perfect for this format.


    Also, although i can see with those who believe the beauty of cricket is that its a "balanced team sport". Im quite sure if the rule wasn't so poorly structured by the ICC in the first place many people wouldn't have a problem today. Its not going into test cricket so no issue...

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    Don't really like the idea of bringing it back in. I'm a real fan of watching all-rounders, and this rule would mean you don't even have to play one.

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    Why isn't T20 proper cricket? Not like it's that 25 over thing they had in New Zealand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by four_or_six View Post
    Don't really like the idea of bringing it back in. I'm a real fan of watching all-rounders, and this rule would mean you don't even have to play one.
    The original idea was that it'd increase the presence of all-rounders due to the fact that people would realise using a specialist was a huge gamble on winning the toss.

    The only way to stop it using all-rounders would be to name 12, toss, then name 11. That'd be the fairest way.

    In any case, something that decreases the use of bits-and-pieces players and increases specialists is all good by me, and it's the only reason I was remotely in favour of the idea of subs. However, I'm perfectly happy without.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roseboy64 View Post
    Why isn't T20 proper cricket?
    Too short; too much emphasis on attack and not enough on defence; could give hundreds of reasons. Of course, not everyone accepts this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Too short; too much emphasis on attack and not enough on defence; could give hundreds of reasons. Of course, not everyone accepts this.
    Word, not a proper balance between bat & ball.

    Get ya guns richard, the entire CW army is going to be blasting us in a few...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie View Post
    Word, not a proper balance between bat & ball.

    Get ya guns richard, the entire CW army is going to be blasting us in a few...
    Indeed, ****ed me no end watching bowlers dominate the WC...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Indeed, ****ed me no end watching bowlers dominate the WC...
    Poor batsmen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Indeed, ****ed me no end watching bowlers dominate the WC...


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    I'm in favor of replacing an injured player during a game, but not the rule that the ICC introduced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    i'm in favor of replacing an injured player during a game, but not the rule that the icc introduced.
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    By far the worst rule in cricket ever.
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