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    BCCI Contract System

    BCCI Contract system finalised

    I only hope these are not the only players they're stuck with. They should also have included Dinesh Karthik, Ramesh Powar, Gautam Gambhir and taken at least 30 players, as the Australians have. All options have to be kept open. Sehwag, for now, should be in class B or second-tier.
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    I can understand the idea behind keeping the lists shorter.

    I cannot understand Patel being in Grade C though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    I can understand the idea behind keeping the lists shorter.

    I cannot understand Patel being in Grade C though.
    Then where do you want him? Higher up? With better wicketkeepers (Karthik, Samant) and batsmen (Dhoni) left out? There's absolutely no backup!

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    As a first choice Test player, it seems bizarre he's below some players who aren't Test regulars.


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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    As a first choice Test player, it seems bizarre he's below some players who aren't Test regulars.
    Not to mention there is no other wicketkeeper in the list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    I can understand the idea behind keeping the lists shorter.

    I cannot understand Patel being in Grade C though.
    Yep, Patel should have been in group B. And group C should have been expanded a little bit to include the likes of Dinesh Mongia and a few others who are in the selection radar from time to time.
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    Personally I'd have gone for just 2 tiers.

    Tier 1 - ODI & Test players
    Tier 2 - One form specialists.

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    I think the reasoning behind 3 tiers was the financial part where Sachin, Dravid and the likes may not want to be clubbed with the same sort of compensation that Irfan Pathan would get and understandably so. So I would have preferred to club all the current set of test and ODI players into the first two tiers, and then placed some of the other players who are in the selection radar from time to time into a third tier.

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    Couldn't they go in for 30 players, as the Australians do? An ideal system would have-
    • 4 openers
    • 7 middle-order batsmen
    • 3 batting all-rounders
    • 3 wicketkeepers
    • 4 bowling all-rounders
    • 7 bowlers (3 spin, 4 seam and at least one who can bowl at express pace)
    Still, these contracted players should not be the only ones to stick to. The selectors should also identify enough players for backup in domestic matches.

    The contracts should also include a clause statign that they play more domestic matches, whenever they get time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun
    Couldn't they go in for 30 players, as the Australians do? An ideal system would have-
    • 4 openers
    • 7 middle-order batsmen
    • 3 batting all-rounders
    • 3 wicketkeepers
    • 4 bowling all-rounders
    • 7 bowlers (3 spin, 4 seam and at least one who can bowl at express pace)
    Still, these contracted players should not be the only ones to stick to. The selectors should also identify enough players for backup in domestic matches.

    The contracts should also include a clause statign that they play more domestic matches, whenever they get time.
    Well. They have very similar to what you want :
    - 5 openers
    - 6 middle order batsmen
    - 2 keepers
    - 4 batting all rounders
    - 3 bowling allrounders
    - 7 bowlers (4 seamers and 3 spinners)

    One more keeper and you should be happy !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun
    Couldn't they go in for 30 players, as the Australians do? An ideal system would have-
    [list][*]4 openers[*]7 middle-order batsmen[*]3 batting all-rounders[*]3 wicketkeepers[*]4 bowling all-rounders[*]7 bowlers
    That's 28
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    That's 28
    Good. That leaves room for one more batting all-rounder and a bowler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    Well. They have very similar to what you want :
    - 5 openers
    - 6 middle order batsmen
    - 2 keepers
    - 4 batting all rounders
    - 3 bowling allrounders
    - 7 bowlers (4 seamers and 3 spinners)

    One more keeper and you should be happy !!
    Hmmm...only Chopra is the genuine opener. You don't think the others are genuine openers, do you? How many of them can you pick to open a Test match innings? Just one.

    Two keepers? There's just keep-a-bit-bat-a-bit Parthiv. Unless you also consider Rahul Dravid, who is a batsman and only a batsman and NOTHING else. Dinesh Karthik and one out of Dhoni, Samant and Ratra deserve a contract.

    When I say batting all-rounder or bowling all-rounder, I mean a regular one, like Ramesh Powar or JP Yadav or Sairaj Bahutule or Sanjay Bangar, who practice their skills regularly and not in bits and pieces. If they're picked as all-rounders, they should actually play as all-rounders. None of that three-over-spell nonsense. At least 10 overs for each, and #8 being the lowest batting position. Enough chances should be given.

    No point picking large packs of seamers if they're nothing more than medium-pace. The team needs an express pace bowler and the selectors should hunt through every street, alley and cricket ground in the country to find one. The Scorpio Speedster and Mid-Day Race For Pace schemes should be put to good use. Otherwise, the extra pacer should have genuine batting ability to be of any use. Else, a spinner should get that spot.

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    I don;t see the point of contracting so many,

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    Personally I think the 3rd Tier should be for those of the u-19 team or India 'A' who may have a chance of national selection.

    The rest of Group A and B I would agree with, except with Parthiv in Group B.
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