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    Season 3 Preview, Suggestions and general hype!

    SEASON 3 NEWS AND HYPE

    Season 2 was a big success and I'm particularly pleased with the amount feedback received on the forum. I urge you guys to keep it up.

    Now we have reached the off season and Season 3 will not start until the tentative date of the October 4th. However, in order to keep the excitement alive and get the anticipation going for next season, I have decided to release some innovations for discussion.
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    TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE
    With the restructure of the League to feature 10 teams, the whole format will have to be changed. As such, the season will run as follows...

    1/ Two leagues. The names of these leagues are as yet undecided, so any suggestions will be considered. For now, I will call them the A and B leagues.
    2/ The top five (5) teams will compete in the A league. This will be decided by the finish of teams in the previous season. This format will allow for a higher standard of competition in the Dev League.
    3/ The interleague competition will be in a round robin format as usual.
    4/ The bottom team in the A league will be demoted to the B league at the end of the season, and the top team in the B league will be promoted. The bottom team in the B league will be relegated from the Dev League and replaced by another team.
    5/ The top 2 teams from each league compete in a playoff schedule as follows:-

    Team 1 (A) v Team 1 (B); Team 2 (A) v Team 2 (B)
    Finals: Winner v Winner

    6/ All Star teams will be chosen from each league and will play a timeless Test and a 50-over match at the end of the season.

    Any other suggestions and comments are welcome.
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    THE TEAMS
    The teams which will be invited back for Season 3 are as follows...

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    Australia A
    New Zealand A
    Zimbabwe A
    South Africa A
    England A
    India A
    CW Dev XI (of course )

    West Indies A was relegated last season.

    This season, there will be three new teams. One will act as the replacement for West Indies A and the other will make its Dev League debut. These teams are...

    Veterans XI - Ian Botham will be lacing up his trainers to captain a team retired stars of the past. The team will feature such names as Viv Richards, Michael Atherton and Alan Donald.

    CW 'A' Team - this will feature the premiere Dev players who are on the verge of playing for the CWXI. The remaining Dev players will play for the Dev XI.

    Youth XI - this team will consist of talented players from around the world who are under the age of 21.
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    More info. on Season 3 to come pending discussion of the CWCBC and the consideration of suggestions and criticism from you guys.
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    Finally...

    and when will this season start.

    I vote on me to be top scorer for the dev 'a' s

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    You won't be in the 'A' side, you'll be in the standard Devs :P

    When is the CWXI World Cup planned for, btw, and will we have a sensible schedule ?
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    oh got them mixed up..but i ll be playing for the dev 'a' s soon enough anyway..


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    No you won't, not in your first season anyway. I played one SENSATIONAL season, so i'll hopefully be in the 'A's

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    I'll be happy to be selected in whatever squad the selectors deem correct for my ability.
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    Lucky for you marc, that will most likely be the 'A's

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    course you two ll be in the as you have more experience...
    and by soon enough i mean in the next season

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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    When is the CWXI World Cup planned for, btw, and will we have a sensible schedule ?
    We considered having the WC instead of the next tour to England, but ultimately the Board has decided that it is too soon to have such an event.

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    all sounds pretty good.

    i will try and think of some names for the comps / div and get back to ya
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    More food for thought and discussion...

    The Veterans team will be selected soon. We need to pick 15 players and after brainstorming for about 15 minutes this afternoon, I came up with this rough list of 25+ retired players to choose from. I'm open to any suggestions for the final 15.

    G.Gooch
    M.Waugh
    D.Haynes
    M.Atherton
    A.Border
    R.Richardson
    V.Richards
    A.DeSilva
    M.Goodwin
    D.Cullinun
    J.Rhodes
    R.Smith
    M.Crowe

    A.Stewart
    A.Parore
    A.Flower
    Moin Khan

    J.Srinath
    P.Strang
    G.Allott
    N.Johnson
    P.Tuffnell
    I.Botham
    Wasim Akram
    Waqar Younis
    C.Ambrose
    C.Walsh

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    How retired do they have to be?

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    Originally posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    More food for thought and discussion...

    The Veterans team will be selected soon. We need to pick 15 players and after brainstorming for about 15 minutes this afternoon, I came up with this rough list of 25+ retired players to choose from. I'm open to any suggestions for the final 15.

    G.Gooch
    M.Waugh
    D.Haynes
    M.Atherton
    A.Border
    R.Richardson
    V.Richards
    A.DeSilva
    M.Goodwin
    D.Cullinun
    J.Rhodes
    R.Smith
    M.Crowe

    A.Stewart
    A.Parore
    A.Flower
    Moin Khan

    J.Srinath
    P.Strang
    G.Allott
    N.Johnson
    P.Tuffnell
    I.Botham
    Wasim Akram
    Waqar Younis
    C.Ambrose
    C.Walsh

    Just flicking through that..heres my list

    S.Anwar
    M.Waugh
    D.Haynes? too old
    V.Richards? ''
    A.De Silva
    A.Flower
    A.Stewart
    D.Cullinan
    J.Rhodes
    I.Khan? too old
    K.Dev? ''
    W.Akram
    I.Botham? too old
    C.Ambrose
    P.Strang
    C.Walsh
    R.Smith


    why is Tuffnell in the Liam list..was he really good enoug to be ,mentioned in this list. Or am i too young to remember how good he is?

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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    How retired do they have to be?
    Not dead I would guess.

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    For me (to pick 15 from):

    Atherton
    Anwar
    M Waugh
    J Adams
    Botham
    Walsh
    Ambrose
    Stewart
    Russell
    A Flower
    Donald
    Tuffnell
    Gower
    Derek Randall
    Malcolm
    Reiffel
    de Silva
    de Villiers
    Kapil
    Hadlee
    Imran
    Emburey
    Symcox

    Weak on the spin there - cannot think of any great recents!

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