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

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    Wow so many have voted no. That's very unexpected on a cricketing forum. I thought it would be a given that most would vote yes. I certainly voted yes. Good competitive cricket IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StumpMic
    Wow so many have voted no. That's very unexpected on a cricketing forum. I thought it would be a given that most would vote yes. I certainly voted yes. Good competitive cricket IMO.
    But when there is too much "competitive cricket", it ceases to be so serious.. If you had the ashes twice a year it wouldnt be such a big deal
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    Whats the Need for two "high class" ODI tournaments within 6 months of each other??? The fact that many teams will be experimention points to the fact that no-one really cares...and with the fact that we are seeing many players breakdown with injury due to the amount of cricket played, i don't think anyone would complain all that much if the trophy got the sack!
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    I think it is - I do support England and the Ashes and the World Cup are enough for one winter. It is far too close to the World Cup - why not hold it in the odd numbered years which don't have World Cups (2001, 2005, 2009 etc)


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    IMO I think the Champions Trophy is good. It allows for some practise against international teams, invaluable to the world cup build-up. It gives an idea of form and possibly some teams would be able to experiment with potential world cup players. I don't think the players really worry about the result but I think they will be grateful to get a few games in against various countries. I think the champions trophy will help to show how countries are going in their build-up and to see some countries such as NZ come back after a long break and see if they can perform.

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    Normally I don't care but Aussie has been starved of cricket for months now *sob* so I want cricket!!!!

    Plus it's a good forerunner to the WC - will give us a chance to assess teams' chances.

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    i think that it is quite important; it gives the teams a sense of the world cup...if u know wat i mean....plus its cricket so i dont really care. As an indian fan...india need as much cricket as possible to get back into touch. Although this does apply to a lot of the teams!

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    The old KO format would have been nice this format is too World cupish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib
    The old KO format would have been nice this format is too World cupish.
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    No, unless India wins. If that happens, then its just as important as the world cup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    No, unless India wins. If that happens, then its just as important as the world cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JASON
    I have unfortunately made the cardinal sin and voted the wrong way without reading the Poll question.
    Haha, I just did exactly the same thing in reverse. The question above the poll asks "do you care"? and I answered "yes". The thread title contradicts it though.

    I really like it, actually. Gimme the Champions Trophy anytime over a lot of the two-team or threeway comps. Love seeing all the major teams in there and competing, and the whole thing isn't as long as the World Cup, either.

    In fact, I could live with having such a thing two years, and calling it the World Cup. I realise that we want to promote the game in the newer (to international cricket) nations, and that's admirable. But I like this tourney, particularly as it's no longer a knockout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StumpMic
    Wow so many have voted no. That's very unexpected on a cricketing forum. I thought it would be a given that most would vote yes. I certainly voted yes. Good competitive cricket IMO.
    I think it's the clash of meanings between the thread's title and the question asked above the poll, so the results are ultimately meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib
    The old KO format would have been nice this format is too World cupish.
    not to me, the KO format to me was crap, this format is more competitve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Love™
    Haha, I just did exactly the same thing in reverse. The question above the poll asks "do you care"? and I answered "yes". The thread title contradicts it though.

    I really like it, actually. Gimme the Champions Trophy anytime over a lot of the two-team or threeway comps. Love seeing all the major teams in there and competing, and the whole thing isn't as long as the World Cup, either.

    In fact, I could live with having such a thing two years, and calling it the World Cup. I realise that we want to promote the game in the newer (to international cricket) nations, and that's admirable. But I like this tourney, particularly as it's no longer a knockout.
    Me too. Firstly, love getting home from uni or work and having a cricket match just about to start almost every day of the week (sometimes two matches with the domestic cricket now on live on Fox Sports).

    All those whinging about the tournament are just having a whinge for the sake of it IMO. I mean how beautifully set up is the tournament now? Pakistan and WI winning has really sent shockwaves into their respective groups. Anything could happen now.
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