Tuesday, August 19, 2008

How kind of you

MS Dhoni's club has agreed to release him for test cricket. I work for an institution (a university) that specializes in making calendars that conform to tight constraints. Perhaps the ICC could consult us for tips on how to best proceed with their scheduling over the next few years. If the various forms of the game have to survive, the ICC is going to have to do a better job at getting its calendar blues sorted out. In any case, we'll still see a few more headlines like that in the near future.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Homer said...

Samir,

The ICC as an institution is past its sell by date - the sooner it fades out of the scene, the better.

Also, I think too much is being made of the T20 "revolution".. Like anything new and glamorous, it will be in the limelight for a bit. Then, people will go back to the tried and tested.

And the club versus country debate is a good one - arent all the cricket boards basically clubs - albeit with a near monopoly on the game?

Cheers,

7:26 PM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Homer,

The ICC does look a little strange; when all deals are bilateral, and the national boards run everything, what is the role for the ICC?

I'm going to stay worried about the T20 "revolution" for a bit (largely because I don't trust some of the folks in charge). My fears will be eased when space is made for it in the calendar, and folks get their international commitments get straightened out.

I agree that the clubs-v-board discussion is a good one! In particular, I'm hoping the clubs can drive some more cricket development - perhaps by developing 'farm' teams along the lines of the MLB.

6:20 AM  
Anonymous why I hate Dhoni? said...

Release "for" test cricket or "from" test cricket? Lol. Our (ex) blue eyed boy seems to have all the time in the world except play test cricket.

2:26 PM  

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