That is a key difference between India and other countries, and also why I think a season-long league like some are foreseeing is more likely to NFL-ise the sport rather than still see the popularity maintained in the 'donor' countries as is the case for the EPL.there would always be demand for IPL because Cricket has near monopoly in India.
i lost a lot of interest by the time all teams had played 10 games. it needs to shorter.2. They increase duration of IPL because then there would be Cricket fatigue.
Certainly for the likes of New Zealand, a franchise centred world would probably be the death of cricket.That is a key difference between India and other countries, and also why I think a season-long league like some are foreseeing is more likely to NFL-ise the sport rather than still see the popularity maintained in the 'donor' countries as is the case for the EPL.
For football, a lot of the foreign EPL players are coming from Europe and N and W Africa where the matches are on at a good time, and though this is not the case for South America football has been established as the monopoly sport in those countries for many years (as it is in Africa and continental Europe).
In comparison while there is the summer/winter split (same as the one that allows baseball to keep trucking in the US, even if not as healthily as it could be), there are other sports in the countries outside the subcontinent that compete for athletic talent, principally multiple codes of football, and in the West Indies, the American sports. These countries do not have a cricket culture in the same way that India does. Here in Australia there is already the issue of AFL hoovering up potential talent, able to offer a more secure position at a younger age. If the best talent in playing in leagues that largely air after midnight rather
I'll analogise with motorcycle racing, albeit weakly as it's never been a mass-participation sport in most countries. Despite inexplicably having almost no top-level representation til the nineties it's far more popular and culturally accepted in Spain than most countries. Control of the GP competitions came under Spanish ownership around 1990 (with the rest more recently). From the mid-00s on up-and-coming riders decamped to Spain to compete there, made worse by the FIM's ridiculous (political) decision to turn the Spanish junior GP championships into 'world' championships. All the best young riders from other countries leave, hollowing out their own domestic competitions and then face a language and cultural barrier and a huge disadvantage of relocation costs and their opponents' home experience. Meanwhile it is hard to maintain interest and attract sponsors to grow the sport in those other countries. The result's been negative in most countries (even Italy, another traditionally strong country) with international pathways being worse than 25 years ago, and especially bad in the United States.
As bad as it is I don't think most cricket boards are as badly administered as motorcycle racing is in general (Sri Lanka might be an exception, but even the West Indies are better IMO) - it may be my personal attachment but I can't think of a sport so bad at growing itself even considering the hideous economic and cultural barriers it faces. But I can see an analogous situation developing. If the mooted all-year franchise contracts become a thing and top players abandon their countries then audience interest will decrease, followed by the value of media deals and sponsorship, which affects remuneration, and so on in a vicious spiral. WI and NZ are probably most at risk but I don't see England and Australia being immune, especially England where the grassroots are becoming increasingly unhealthy (and grounds are viewed for their real estate rather than sporting value).
This is perhaps an extreme scenario and while I don't think cricket would decline to complete irrelevance (the big subcontinent diasporas being an influence there) I could certainly see a situation where it is only a top sport in India plus some of the surrounding countries and it slipping down the totem pole elsewhere. Of course the other option is that all the leagues elsewhere bow to the omnipresence of Indian money, but either way the effect on the international game isn't hard to imagine.
it won’t die off like people here claim but there will be some form of fatigue. last season had poor viewership for many matches and this season viewership is also boosted by free broadcasting. it will eventually settle down at a high enough number but unless they expand the calendar to accommodate for more matches and future teams there will be a point where the fatigue will be real and people just follow the team(s) they likePeople claiming there will be cricket fatigue with more IPL are living in an echo chamber. It tends to be CWers so…
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No one other than Indians cares a smidge about it as it is. That's not going to get better if there's even more of it.People claiming there will be cricket fatigue with more IPL are living in an echo chamber. It tends to be CWers so…
wait but you've lurked here, and joined rather than been turned off by the rampant hivemind and bias against new posters who dare to challenge the zeitgeist of the cool group? next thing you're going to tell us people in south east asia have access to snack food!Yup. I've been lurking around here for a while.
Greed does win out but this is short term greed. This is where FIFA benefitted by having one individual/small circle helming the organisation over 10-15 years. They could be greedy in the long term, which meant building new markets to exploit. The nature of the ICC and all these cricket boards is that the leadership only lasts around 4/5 years at best, so all they care about is making the most money they can in that time frame, which means cash grab T20 leagues and hiding cricket behind paywalls. Not enough time to build new fans@cnerd123 IMO while political clout may be a motivation the biggest is pretty simple - getting more money into the pockets of BCCI officials and people with connections - and soon, before terms expire and someone else takes up a role. The standard corporate governance these days.
The T20 leagues are not going to help grow either of the longer formats, they'll just encourage them to whither. And there is a limit to the number of leagues that can actually exist, certainly if they are to be of an acceptable quality.
Either way the BCCI does not need this money and it could easily have gone into extra for the associates, development etc., but greed wins out.
this mf spittinGreed does win out but this is short term greed. This is where FIFA benefitted by having one individual/small circle helming the organisation over 10-15 years. They could be greedy in the long term, which meant building new markets to exploit. The nature of the ICC and all these cricket boards is that the leadership only lasts around 4/5 years at best, so all they care about is making the most money they can in that time frame, which means cash grab T20 leagues and hiding cricket behind paywalls. Not enough time to build new fans
I guess what I'm saying is that international cricket needs some greedy dictator style overlord to rule us for 15-20 years and then maybe we'll see it grow globally.
(Verse 1) Listen up, let me break it down, here's the scoop,
About greed and how it plays within the cricket group.
FIFA had their way, with one helming the show,
Long-term greed, building markets to grow.
(Chorus) But cricket's different, leadership's short-lived,
4 or 5 years, that's all they've got to give,
Focused on the cash grab, T20 leagues in sight,
Hiding cricket behind paywalls, keeping it tight.
(Verse 2) What we need is a ruler, a dictator in command,
A visionary overlord to make cricket expand. 15 or 20 years, to shape the game's fate,
To build new fans, make it a global debate.
(Chorus) A greedy dictator, some might call it extreme,
But it's the only way to fulfill our cricket dream,
Breaking boundaries, reaching every corner,
With a leader at the helm, we'll be a world performer.
(Verse 3) Imagine the possibilities, a revolution in play,
Cricket breaking free, in a bold and daring way.
No more short-term gains, but long-term vision,
A leader with ambition, making the right decisions.
(Bridge) So let's unite, envision the change, International cricket, breaking free from its cage. A visionary ruler, steering us on the right path, Transforming the game, let's do the math.
(Chorus) Greed may have its place, when used with a plan,
A dictator's rule, building cricket's fan base, man.
In 15 or 20 years, we'll witness the growth,
Cricket's global triumph, from coast to coast.
(Outro) So remember, it's not just about the money and fame, Cricket needs a leader with a long-term game. With a greedy dictator's touch, we'll see it shine, International cricket, reaching new heights, divine.