This is huge from Pakistan.
This is huge from Pakistan.
"I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."
Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.
Three Tests in the year? SL cricket board, hang your head.
The players keep saying how they think it the No.1 form of the game and only player power can stop the slide. Or are the fans just not interested in Test cricket on the sub continent?
You know it makes sense.
holy ****, what happened here? last i checked SL were 1/60 and doing fine
+ time's fickle card game ~ with you and i +
Bilawal Bhatti happened......he still deserves the flak though
of course then a Junaid 5fer happened too
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
~ Cribbertarian ~
Rejecting 'analysis by checklist' and 'skill absolutism' since Dec '09
Originally Posted by John Singleton
wow...matthews has a third of the SL score to his credit..
Last edited by Prince EWS; 31-12-2013 at 05:18 AM.
Was just hoping someone from the sub continent could tell me what the feel is and if Test cricket is as good as dead there. I think the theory that 20-20 would attract new fans to Test cricket is just not happening.
Last edited by archie mac; 31-12-2013 at 04:31 AM.
Pakistan not playing at home has not helped matters either but even then, I remember the 2006 series against India which Pakistan won had mostly empty stands.
This is how I look at it.
T20 cricket is far more popular, makes much more money and is here to stay. Fans like those on CW are a minority.
Is T20 going to win new fans for cricket? No.
I have long accepted that test cricket is a niche sport and is never going to have mass popularity like football or even T20 cricket. Money however is extremely important to sustain test cricket and to keep it going which is why it is extremely important to make best use of the tiny proportion of test cricket fans from all around the world. Test cricket will have to look for alternative means of revenue and minimise reliance on ticket sales at the ground. This test match is being played on an empty ground literally. Internet, smart phones, tablets, smart TVs are the future, Test cricket will have to use internet to distribute and reach out to the fans and make money out of it. I am now sitting in one corner and watching this game illegally because there isn't a legal way to watch this game for me. Test cricket will have to find a way to reach out to fans like you and me from different parts of the world and offer us live cricket through internet, and use that as a revenue stream.
I know this is a very complex topic and to go further into this would be beyond the scope of this thread.
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