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    Dev League Suggestions

    For Season 9 of Dev League cricket there will be a fair amount of shuffling around of players, as well as trading and possibly an expansion team. There is also an option of a loan system throughout the season, but for limited temporary contracts. Added to that, trading will be an option for a longer period of the season.

    What are your thoughts on innovations for Season 9? What would you like to see and how should it be instituted?
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    No trading, just players discussing with captains.

    Throwing an idea in.
    Or something.

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    Can't say I'm that much in favour - people are in danger of losing sight of the actual reason for Dev Cricket.
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    But there are many more players nowadays, the players who were more honest with their skill assesments on sign-up(eg. Me) are destined for a life in Dev. League cricket.


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    Maybe teams could be allowed to sign a real player as an overseas player, but then again that might mean less people get to play regularly.

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    I thought about that, but it would require a major(possibly 2 team) expansion, which would add 16 regular places, rather than a 1 team expansion with overseas which would add just 5 places.

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    I'd like to throw the University idea in again - if there's enough back-up, one or two University sides could be formed out of the bench-warmers, who could then play friendlies against touring teams, Dev teams or each other. This would perhaps decrease cross-team rivalry a little bit, and most importantly, give everyone a go at playing cricket
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
    This would perhaps decrease cross-team rivalry a little bit
    No! Bad thing!! Need competitive edge!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    No! Bad thing!! Need competitive edge!!!
    Yes...against international opponents. We're all working for CW XI, after all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
    Yes...against international opponents. We're all working for CW XI, after all...
    Lancashire and Yorkshire's rivalry doesn't have any adverse effects on Andrew Flintoff and Matthew Hoggard when they play for England

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    Lancashire and Yorkshire's rivalry doesn't have any adverse effects on Andrew Flintoff and Matthew Hoggard when they play for England
    What d'you know about that? Heard the stump mike?

    Seriously, there's been a bit too much banter going on recently IMO. Others may disagree.

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    i think the main goal of any changes should be to give everyone as many games as possible.

    i think that 1 or 2 extra teams would be a good idea. perhaps each team could sighn 1 or 2 (fairly low level) international players to make sure that there is enough players to play. these internationals would not be allowed to play however, unless there were no other options. so if a team had 10 dev players and 2 internationals left during a CWXI tour or an injury crisis only 1 would be allowed to play.
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    How about pre season tours for each of the Dev League teams? It would be greeat for players who aren't involved in the Circket Web XI to get international exposure and would be great in preparing for season 9.

    Or how about a knockout tournament involving our four sides and clubs/provinces from around the world. Like the Champions League in football.

    They are just ideas

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    maybe the winning team get the chance topartake in a club championship. i doubt the rest would qualify. especially if we spread the players wider into more teams.

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    I think getting two extra teams, or even one extra team would be better, since the newbies, like me, would get to play a little bit more. Since, nearly everyone's established in their respective teams, and unless stats were exagerated,it'll be very hard, to remove them from there.
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