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Thread: Are One-day games getting too boring and repetitive ????

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    Are One-day games getting too boring and repetitive ????

    There have been some suggestions around over the past year or so I've heard about changes to the one-day game to make it more interesting. Some I've heard have been:

    - making boundaries worth 5 from overs 25-40
    - having another 5 over period after 15 overs (choosing where to start it (between overs 15 and 45) is the fielding teams' choice) where only two men are allowed outside the circle.
    - when a bowler bowls a maiden, he is allowed another over as a result (hence, if Glenn McGrath bowls two maidens in his first spell, he can have a total of 12 overs). This creates more pressure for the batsman to score if he gets five dot balls.

    What do you guys think and do you have any more suggestions????

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    Personally I like the one day game as it is. I think these chnages would completely change the game of cricket. There should still be the format there is now- but if people want to invent a new game they can go ahead- like cricket max.
    but is just not cricket.
    anyway- who said cricket was suppose to be exciting.
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    I think cricket is supposed to be exciting!! - especially the one day game.

    While I wouldn't support any changes to Test cricket - as there is over 100 years of tradition and "if it's not broke, don't fix it"- I think maybe some changes to the one-day arena are necessary. Perhaps as a way of increasing world-wide popularity for the cricket, maybe the one day game should become more exciting throughout the 100 overs... not just in the first 10 and last 10 overs of each innings.

    I don't think these changes would "completely change the game of cricket" - as everyone knows that Test cricket is the "real stuff" anyway... and I don't think it will ever change



    ... at least not for the sake of excitement.

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    Leave 50-over-a-side games as they are, but maybe also a 20-over-a-side "evening matches" could create a) exciting games and b) new audiences. We're trying that in England next year, replacing the B&H..
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    Even though most of the players are against the idea, and it will lead to a further deterioration in proper cricket skills.
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    I believe that 1-day cricket should be left how it is. Most of the semi-cricket fans I know find 1-day games exciting how they are. Many of those would not go to a test match because they find them to slow. Hence the full Australian 1 day games and the lackluster testmatch turnouts (even on the weekends)

    I know the game reasonably well so I appreciate and enjoy a test-match much more than a 1-day game. It is weird but I sit there more riveted to a test match more than a 1-day match :P

    Test matches are for the true cricket fans.
    There is no way you can compact many of the thngs I love about test matches into a 1-day game :-)

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    I believe that 1-day cricket should be left how it is. Most of the semi-cricket fans I know find 1-day games exciting how they are. Many of those would not go to a test match because they find them to slow. Hence the full Australian 1 day games and the lackluster testmatch turnouts (even on the weekends)

    I know the game reasonably well so I appreciate and enjoy a test-match much more than a 1-day game. It is weird but I sit there more riveted to a test match more than a 1-day match :P

    Test matches are for the true cricket fans.
    There is no way you can compact many of the thngs I love about test matches into a 1-day game :-)

    And if they could.... God help test matches.
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    Yeah - I agree with Anthonysw... that test matches are definately better for the true cricket enthusiast.

    But I suppose it comes down to whether 'tradition' can be compromised for 'keeping up with the times'. I'm certain that if cricket continues to grow into a global game - and the Americans put down their baseball bats for a minute and get a hold of the sport - then they'll be wanting things quicker, faster and more excitement for their $....

    Maybe then we'll see the deterioration of "proper" cricket skills (whatever they are...) and the reverse-sweep for six will become a standard shot!!!


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    The last thing cricket needs is the Yanks changing it. You should hear their football commentary- "a nice turn around move there... thats the fifth shut out by the goalie this season..."
    They have to change everything they didn't invent.
    Keep cricket a slow moving highly intellectual game, the Yanks won't get involved that way.

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    The one day game is good in my opinion. It provides a good alternatie to the Tests. You can go to a one-day match and see batsmen showing off their shots nearly every ball of the match.
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    I suppose changes to the one-day game are inevitable especially since it's the game we'd be looking to market to a world-wide audience and personally it's a good thing. If we are to market the game to other audiences and changes are needed to make it more palatible, then tinker with the one-day game as much as you like because the tradition argument doesn't work at all for it, as it does for the Test game. The one-day game has always been the bastard son of the Test game and if some rule changes will make it more palatable, fine. The way to do it I think would be to consider the matches to be a different form of the one-day game.

    Most of those proposed changes look okay to me, as long as we never see them in Tests. That's the REAL game.
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    I disagree, if people don't like the game as it is then they dont have to get involved.
    The one day game is fine, and cricket shouldn't need to change so it can be marketed, its just a game, lets not let capitalism destroy it. If we want more people to watch it then we just need to spread the game more to other parts of the world... but I maintain, don't let the Yanks get near it!!! They will destroy the game! !

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    The only change that I would make would be to adopt the ING Cup field restrictions where only 3 fielders are outside the circle from overs 16-30. It makes for a livelier game. Other than that keep it as it is.

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    nah i think the one day game is great as it is only thing maybe i like it being 60 over the old way then i get more cricket ?
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    Yea 60 overs would be better... haha, we have people here wanting to speed up the game, and people wanting to slow it down...

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