Why? I mean I'm an SCG member and am happy to see as much sport there as possible, but it would just be woeful. You'd be better off scheduling the First Grade match of the round there.I just wish that Bangladesh or Zimbabwe would get a match in Sydney not in school holidays and see how many people turn up.
Give the match to Hobart if it can’t be played in Perth.
You’re right it would be woeful and yes there are some who would turn up no matter who’s playing, however it would be significantly reduced. I don’t see why CA shouldn’t start acting like CA not CNSW or CVIC.Why? I mean I'm an SCG member and am happy to see as much sport there as possible, but it would just be woeful. You'd be better off scheduling the First Grade match of the round there.
In all seriousness, only England and India get consistently strong crowds here IMO, without mentioning that NZ ten years ago were not the team they are today. Those matches started on 9 December and 11 November, part @The Battlers Prince's contention is that Sydney wouldn't get the crowds they do if they had matches at that time rather than the start of January. I think he has a point.off the top of my head they've had tests against NZ and SA in the last ten years, teams consistently pushing to be one of the top three or four sides in the world and competing at the pointy end for major honours in LO cricket. they can't complain about not having good enough opposition to come watch.
I'd even consider removing Green and Richardson from the squad tbh.WA should piss off. If maintaining zero cover cases is that important, they can remain isolated from the rest of the world forever. It's their prerogative and there's no reason anyone else should accommodate them.
You can't seriously expect people to part with their hard earned if they're being offered out-of-holiday matches mostly against the likes of SL, NZ and Pakistan, who usually lose a limb when they arrive in this country.i mean if hobart people wanted test matches maybe they could have actually attended one at any point in the last decade