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    Icon4 ECB/MCC need to wake up fast to Limited Overs Cricket

    I cannot help thinking the sooner England are set packing from the World Cup the sooner English cricket can clear out all the deadwood in the corridors of power and get with the limited overs programme. Agenda as follows:-

    1. A recognition that players scoring 162 off 66 balls is the benchmark not the exception in both 50 and 20 overs cricket and the England team needs to be prepared for targeting 400+ /225+ scores in 50/20 overs.

    2. Appointment of a World Class Overseas Limited Overs Coach for both 50 and 20 overs.

    3. Appointment of a specialist Limited Overs Selectors from the World Cricket Pool.

    4. Separation of the Test Squad from the Limited Overs Squad unless there is an exceptional talent truly adept at both forms of the game. (Questionable as to whether any current Test players qualify for a future Limited Overs Squad?)

    5. Creation of MCC /ECB 50:20 Management board and dispense with the ridiculous notion of fancy dress jackets and ties together with the thinking that the outdated cricket doctrines pedalled from the era of Boycott/ Brearley to Cooke /Moores is actually taking the short form of the game forward.

    6. Regionalisation of the short form of the game to develop a separate product which allows the Franchises to develop specialist squads. This will allow both forms of the game to compete and be successful at World level without fear of player burn out.

    7. Dissenting members of the MCC or ECB to this way forward should tender resignations immediately!

    8. AOB

    Discuss?

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    Yes to 1,2 and 3. Then you start to lose me.
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    162 off 66 being the new benchmark is a curious definition of the word "benchmark"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    162 off 66 being the new benchmark is a curious definition of the word "benchmark"
    Agreed. I ignored that and focused on the idea of England "prepared for targeting 400+ /225+ scores in 50/20 overs."


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    it's something like 30 balls faster than the next quickest 150

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    meh, it's only hit and giggle,I hope we go out early too, so we can concentrate on Tests, and obviously the Ashes, let the colonials fight it out for this micky mouse thingamygig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    mwe can concentrate on Tests, and obviously the Ashes.
    And still get humiliated and destroyed in that format!

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    1. A recognition that players scoring 162 off 66 balls is ****ing stupid and not even an exception in both 50 and 20 overs cricket and the cricket world needs to be prepared for making the limited overs game a contest of bat and ball not a slogfest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    I'm assuming it's a parody thread.
    Yep.

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    Corridors of power, by definition, are full of deadwood and a bloody good job too - change is such a bad thing - last time it happened we got T20

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    Clearly there are fans stuck in a time warp who do not recognise that there is a bigger fan market for Limited Overs Cricket. It just needs organising better so that it does not undermine the 4/5 day game!

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    How dare you put up such a question!

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