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"The budgets for this IPL has been frozen," the franchise CEO said. "We all had made our projections based on the media rights for five years. It was based upon the money we would get from the central pool as well as the prize money. But all of a sudden now they are taking arbitrary decisions like increasing the hosting fee by two-thirds and reducing the prize money by 50%. That is not fair. That is the reason we are requesting them to continue with this existing arrangement till the end of the current media rights cycle in 2022. All the IPL deals including title sponsorships etc. are till 2022."

A senior BCCI official disagreed that the IPL decision was wrong. He said that the league standing fund was introduced to lend a helping arm to the franchises financially. Now that they are self-sufficient, that aid was being revoked. "There were certain concessions given when the franchises were bleeding, when they were not in a financially good state," the BCCI official said. "Those concessions were not part of the IPL contract with franchises. In 2014, the BCCI had decided to grant those concessions. And now that they are financially sound and everything is fine, those concessions have been withdrawn."
Interesting debate. Don't think the Franchises will get their way tbh, but they might get a concession out of the BCCI of some sort.

Wish these people cared as much about the cricket as they do about the finances
 

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honestbharani

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Was just thinking about the RSA tour of 2010 by India and how we played something very close to our best side there... Dunno if this XI ever played together but this feels like the best Indian test XI that we could have fielded ever in all my time of watching Indian cricket:


Gambhir (vc)
Sehwag
Dravid
Sachin
Laxman
Yuvraj
Dhoni (c) (wk)
Harbhajan
Zaheer
Ishant
Sreesanth

Such a good side for most conditions with Yuvraj doubling up as the second spinner and good part time options with Sachin and Sehwag to back up the main 5 bowlers. Good variety in the seamers too.
 

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Was just thinking about the RSA tour of 2010 by India and how we played something very close to our best side there... Dunno if this XI ever played together but this feels like the best Indian test XI that we could have fielded ever in all my time of watching Indian cricket:


Gambhir (vc)
Sehwag
Dravid
Sachin
Laxman
Yuvraj
Dhoni (c) (wk)
Harbhajan
Zaheer
Ishant
Sreesanth

Such a good side for most conditions with Yuvraj doubling up as the second spinner and good part time options with Sachin and Sehwag to back up the main 5 bowlers. Good variety in the seamers too.
It looks good on paper. But Yuvraj and Bhajji were poor away, Sreesanth was poor except for one or two spells and Ishant was poor everywhere and every time at that time. Zaheer carried the attack. The batting line-up is awesome though.
 

honestbharani

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Nah.. Ishant was doing well at least at home at that point. This was before the 2011 curse went on his bowling. And Sreesanth always had the odd hostile spell and the odd great delivery in him, which, given that attack was good enough for us. Think at home we used to play Ojha or Mishra ahead of Sreesanth with this side. I agree if they were all at their best it will be one of the best sides we can ever put together though. Sadly never happened. :(
 

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It looks good on paper. But Yuvraj and Bhajji were poor away, Sreesanth was poor except for one or two spells and Ishant was poor everywhere and every time at that time. Zaheer carried the attack. The batting line-up is awesome though.
Even over the hill Bhajji almost won us the series at Capetown.
 

honestbharani

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Bhajji was the most boom or bust bowler I have ever seen to have played so many years of international cricket. It was like either he was taking fifers or he was 0/150 with an ER of 4.75.
 

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That bowling attack just did barely enough to keep us at No. 1. Usually stepped up with the series on the line, but they were fairly mediocre bar Zaheer. I remember SA, SL, Australia, NZ all sending us on plenty of leatherhunts in that period. The batting lineup did most of the heavy lifting.
 

honestbharani

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You will have to ban India really.. There is no way you can go out of your house and avoid some kind of crowd in most cities in India.
 

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This ranji final is up there with the lamest ones of all time

Day 4, 13 wickets and 650 runs scored
 

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with the new visa suspension, it seems like the IPL has no foreign players for the first two weeks. lmao
 

honestbharani

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Nah.. never put it past the BCCI to work something out. One of the current BCCI head honchos is the son of the Home Minister. Clearances will be miraculously obtained. We just have to hope none of the players (esp. the overseas ones) test positive. That will leave a lot of egg on their faces and a lot of uncomfortable questions for everyone involved.
 

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