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    I'd argue that international Basketball's biggest prize is the Olympics rather than World Champs or anything else.

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    if T20 was to go in, I'd favour age restrictions like football




    also i'd make it indoor cricket
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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Anything that raises the profile of cricket is good IMO. Especially if the comp. is won by a country that needs a 'booster' like the West Indies.
    Couldn't be them, as the Windies' constituent countries compete separately in the Olympics. We'd probably see teams from all the bigger nations in the (Anglophone) caribbean: Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados and Guyana, at least.
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    Only a matter of time:




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    Should do it as a single- or double-wicket tournament IMO.

    Would rule Kohli out, ideally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    Should do it as a single- or double-wicket tournament IMO.

    Would rule Kohli out, ideally.

    The only way to keep in with the Olympic spirit, IMHO.
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    Kohli's immense talent is not just limited to cricket, so going to need to eliminate swimming from the event to keep him out of the Olympics:


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    how do you stop kohli from drowning?

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    Yeah, can totally see it happening, with a similar structure to the hockey tournament at the current games. Actually could be quite a fun tournament, as with the carribean islands competing independently, there would be a smoother distribution of quality, as opposed to the current grand canyon sized drop-off from the big 8 to the rest.
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    I cant see the need for age restrictions or anything like that. Cricket has plenty of absolutely pointless limited-overs-torunaments or series. Why downgrade such a big stage?


    Quote Originally Posted by Bahnz View Post
    Yeah, can totally see it happening, with a similar structure to the hockey tournament at the current games. Actually could be quite a fun tournament, as with the carribean islands competing independently, there would be a smoother distribution of quality, as opposed to the current grand canyon sized drop-off from the big 8 to the rest.
    Yes the extra windies teams would be interesting and the players would probably like the chance to represent their country and not just their region. I dont think the drop-off is that big. Ireland and bangladesh did knock-out pakistan and india in the last world cup. T20 is even more competitve. We could see a quite large tournament with quite a few interesting match-ups with a round of games like this

    pakistan v USA
    Barbados v New zealand
    Great Britain v Afghanistan
    Australia v Nepal
    Ireland v south Africa
    Jamaica v India
    Bangladesh v Guyana
    Trinidad v Sri Lanka

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    Even a Twenty20 lasts nearly twice as long as a football match, so I think the IOC would still be put off. Might have to be a 10-over format ... at which point it almost ceases to be cricket. Trouble is that the game has a major image problem outside the countries in which it's played - it's seen as this long, slow game which goes on for ages because they keep stopping for tea and sandwiches - and then ends in a draw anyway. Some serious marketing would have to be done.

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    the problem with cricket is that it is played by only a limited number of countries while other sports are been played by many countries

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    Dunno why Baseball is pushed to be included while cricket (which is more popular globally) is not.

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    Would GBR have Scottish, Welsh and N Irish players?

    Tbh I would support GBR over Pak if it did come to an Olympic T20.

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