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Thread: Is the Champions Trophy just a waste of time this year?

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    The players and teams probably think it is a waste of time. However for the development of cricket it isn't a waste of time considering most of the money goes to developing cricket nations.
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    I guess it's not the best time to have it, being so close to WC2007. However, the fact remains, it's still the only event (outside of the World Cup) where all the major nations face off against each other; at the same time; in the same conditions; in the most popular (spectator-wise) form of the game. That alone gives the event meaning. If one was to argue it's meaningless, then what does that make all the other ODI tournaments outside of the World Cup?

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    Conceptually, the CT is an awesome idea. But for it to attain the status everyone wants it to, I think it should be held every 4 years, just like the WC. And every second year, we would either have the CT or the WC to look forward to. That would make way more sense, IMHO. As far as this year's CT is concerned, I think it is going to be interesting because it will be a great preparation for the WC, as even the tracks in the Windies seem to be getting slower, just like the subcontinent.
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    as HB just said the idea of the tournament is very good, but should be helod every 4 years just like the WC. Every 2 years really doesn't make too much sense.


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    agreed

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    Whoops clicked wrong one, I dont care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani
    Conceptually, the CT is an awesome idea. But for it to attain the status everyone wants it to, I think it should be held every 4 years, just like the WC. And every second year, we would either have the CT or the WC to look forward to. That would make way more sense, IMHO. As far as this year's CT is concerned, I think it is going to be interesting because it will be a great preparation for the WC, as even the tracks in the Windies seem to be getting slower, just like the subcontinent.
    what is the status that everyone wants it to attain though???
    We already have a world cup.....if you want the CT to be every 4 yaers and the WC to be every 4 years, why not just have a WC every two years?
    IMO have CT every two years by all means, but have a simple 2 group first round and the winners of the two group contest the final. Every team would play at least 3 games, and no more than 4, and it could be over and done with within a couple of weeks. We dont need another month long tournament which,lets face it, is miles behind in prestige to the world cup
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    They should have just kept it knock out like it used to be.
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    I'll watch and will probably will care.
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    I definitely care about the Champions Trophy.

    The fact that this is the only majorish trophy that New Zealand has won has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    The hosts didn't want it, teams don't want to play, everything points to yes it being a waste of time.

    I'll still watch though, but why so close to the WC? Stupid.

    yeah i dont see why teams aren't taking it more seriously, perfect oportunity to fine tune your WC squad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy
    what is the status that everyone wants it to attain though???
    We already have a world cup.....if you want the CT to be every 4 yaers and the WC to be every 4 years, why not just have a WC every two years?
    IMO have CT every two years by all means, but have a simple 2 group first round and the winners of the two group contest the final. Every team would play at least 3 games, and no more than 4, and it could be over and done with within a couple of weeks. We dont need another month long tournament which,lets face it, is miles behind in prestige to the world cup
    The Champions Trophy will have only 8 teams, the top 6 and two qualifiers from the next 4. Hence, it is the CHAMPIONS TROPHY. The World Cup will have a lot more teams, as any World Cup should (football is the exception, obviously).

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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani
    The Champions Trophy will have only 8 teams, the top 6 and two qualifiers from the next 4. Hence, it is the CHAMPIONS TROPHY. The World Cup will have a lot more teams, as any World Cup should (football is the exception, obviously).
    But in that case, it's more like the Confederations Cup in football (which also has 8 teams) - and which nobody cares about.
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    but the 8 are the best teams in the world... Shorter format and duration and lesser chances of comeback. It doesn't seem such a bad idea to me.

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    Total waste of time. Its only there for the money. Equivelent(sp) to the commonwealth games.

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