Cricket to make its debut in the Asian games .
Why ? Why ? Why ?
There will be 6 teams in the 2006 asian games cricket competing for medals.
Sound similar ? yeah....there are 6 teams in the Asia cup 2004 too.
And the Asia cup has been confirmed as a two yearly event.
So we will have the same 6 teams playing in similar tournaments 3 times in 4 years ( one asian games and 2 Asia cups ).
See my point ? The same 6 teams will play each other in two tournaments in 2006.
The Asian Cricket Council is reportedly behind the move and are ting to keep the international calendar clean during that period so that top stars can participate.
I hope they consider a different format for the asian games ( like the twenty20 format) or restrict the Asian games cricket to under 23 or under 21 teams agewise .