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Actually it's not. Did you know that Matthew Lloyd is not only a champion full forward, but a solid domestic cricket player?
There was also a match at windy hill with Essendon (inc Lloyd) taking on 5 of the GOAT Australian test side. Can't find the link at the moment, but I was there and watched Matthew Lloyd's awesome fast bowling technique, and he was pretty handy with the bat too.
Lockett's whole gimmick was to beat his defender up so badly he got scared of going near him. He wouldn't get away with that in Lloyd's era. He couldn't take a spectacular mark, drill shots on tough angles or play midfield like Lloyd could either.
Also Lloyd once 1v1 Carey down in the backline and beat the shit out of him.
I hope your gay aussie sports start soon so that you guys can fuck off to your own threads.
Why does /cric/ have to entertain all the refugees from ded poomunities!
and you 1v1 Lloyd that one time. And bested him, and gained his respect, and you became friends. Then you came up with one of the most famous advertisement campaigns in Australian history. Around the same time your sister was tragically murdered overseas. You were able to cite the eulogy in 15 different languages while Miranda Kerr seductively bit her lower lip from the congregation.
CHF. I think potentially I could have been Scott Lucas tier, except I don't have a disadvantage that he did.
When I was a kid I met him at a function and asked for his autograph. I said to him with a cheeky grin "I know what your weakness is." He smiled and said oh yeah what's that buddy. I said you can't turn on your right side. He was stunned and didn't know what to say but walk off. Naturally he turned away on his left.
- /cric/ is a small community
- /cric/ is a static community. Sure, we'll have a temporary influx every Australian Summer or when England are winning, but it's basically the same core three of four dozen regulars who make up 80% of every thread
- For these reasons, literally anyone can become a /cric/ """"""""""celebrity"""""""""""" if they posted enough with trips. You could literally post 20 "now watch me may may"s a thread and nothing more using a tripcode, and keep doing it with trips for months and months, and people will come to recognise you
- Literally every /cric/ regular without a trip, no matter how autistic, pathetic, pseudo-intellectual or smug enough that they might be, has at some point realised this, and has made a conscious choice that even though they could devote hours of their lives a week to become a 4chan celeb, they'd rather achieve something better with their lives
- If you are a regular trip, you have made a choice to come specifically to a website known for its anonymous culture and irreverent attitude, and make a "username" and earn "karma", and expect respect for it. That says a fuckload about your desire for attention and your general priorities in life
- >>64718083 You're so seeeething and poorious that you forgot the pic, again
>Naturally he turned away on his left.
I think he just said he's considering reducing his workload, so that might just be ODIs or whatever.
Regardless, this isn't exactly good for South Africa. de Villiers isn't going to be able to manage captaincy and du Plessis has enough to worry about his his batting, let alone captaincy. It was obvious Amla didn't want to captain after Smith retired, but was pressured into it because he was unironically one of the best choices at the time.
With Steyn and Philander kill, Morkel is unironically their only other senior player, and none of their newer guys are showing any of the hallmarks of a future captain.
Top tier tripfriend and a good 4chan friend of mine. Likes AFL, NRL and cricket, but mostly loves shilling his fantasy gimmick. He still posts here, you can detect him by some of the image macros and his posting style. He is a good egg, let me tell you a secret. Before Christmas 2014 I emailed him and offered to buy him a marine fish tank, something he would dream of having but his poorfag budget doesn't allow it, and half of his money goes on dope anyway. He declined my offer saying he would rather not, even though he "literally" knew I would shill out the money for him. He is the only person here I have offered to share my wealth with and he declined. Remarkable person.
Reality cunt on aborted narrative watch
Also on struggling for relevance watch. Shame on you, threadcounter
This whole Amla thing just seriously makes me wonder - why the fuck did he get the captaincy in the first place? And added to that, why the fuck did AB get the ODI captaincy? I can understand mixed captaincies in cases like England when Morgan isn't in the test team and Cook isn't in the ODI team but when Faf, Amla and AB are in all three teams and yet each are captain of one is just retarded as fuck
Reminder that Indian kid who scored 1000 was literally no different than Bradman
Reminder that Bradman also statpadded for 25 years against a metaphorical bunch of 12 year olds who were just amateurs and had
Reminder that if YOU actually shill Statpadwoman's "achievements" in international cricket while getting offended over some kid statpadding in a meaningless high school game, YOU are bigoted and YOU are clearly holding a double standard where YOU would praise an Australian kid for doing the exact same thing as the curry kid because YOU ARE a one-eyed, hypocritical racist Ausfailian cricket bogan who wanks to a picture of Statpadwoman every single night.
>you will never statpad against children to scam your way into cricket scholarships
Say what you want, but this kid is a genius.
>indentured labourers from the coalmines
>best in the world
KEK, it was a 2 nation sport AT BEST where everyone had day jobs and played cricket for bants.
You can NOT rate a SINGLE player who played before the 1960s.
The only "people" who hate him are ABIs and butthurt WAers who are just as mentally weak as Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh(who ironically did THE SAME THING against the West Indies) that CANNOT handle tough circumstances AT ALL.
Do you think the best rugby players of the 1940s could hold their own against the best in the world today? Do you think Jesse Owens could beat Usain Bolt today? Hell, I learnt calculus when I was 16, Newton took decades to work out that shit, I must be smarter than him.
Everyone can only be as good as their era. The only fields of anything, not just sport, but literally any field, where there is no progress over time are dead fields.
Of course Bradman with 1940s era training, experience and coaching wouldn't beat professional cricketers today with today's training, experience and coaching. But has the thought occurred to you that maybe the reason cricket has developed to the point it has today is because players like Bradman, Sobers, Grimmett, Hammond, took it to (at that time) the next level of skill?
Okay, here's the deal for all the BLOKES sharing the footage of that one time a woman hit on a man on TV and asking where the outrage is (E.g. Sunrise weather presenter Nuala Hafner hitting on the dude on the beach):
Women are subjected to harassment and discrimination almost every day of their lives. From walking to the shops, using public transport, drinking at a bar... just being out in fucking public around men.
Multiply that 'every day' scenario by an average of say, 20 years, and would you agree that it might wear a bit thin? You might even start to feel like a piece of meat, or that you're lesser in some way to men? Simply there to serve men's needs etc...
Then add the fact that they're underpaid when compared to men, beaten and killed weekly by men in domestic partnerships, and a plethora of other examples and scenarios on a daily basis where men exert their dominance over women. So when Chris Gayle is just 'having a bit of a muckaround with Mel', maybe think about the fact that Mel's been subjected to that shit her ENTIRE FUCKING LIFE.
How do I know? Because I've objectified women as a young male, and so have you (you're fucking lying if you say you haven't).
So you can shove that 'double-standards / selective outrage' shit right up your privileged male arses. Maybe try to add something constructive to the conversation and lead by example, especially if you're raising children. Add to the behavioral change all of us blokes need, rather than sharing this predictable bullshit male response, it's fucking embarrassing.
Literally everyone gets that; we're pissed off that Gayle's been scapegoated. Yeah, there's sexism and sport and sexism in wider society, but fucking Gayle's off the cusp joke is a symptom, not that cause.
I just find it bs that Channel 10 came down so hard on Gayle and acted like they're crusading feminists, when they have a commentary box filled with three men, and gave the token woman a thirty second informal interview down on the side lines. Why isn't Mel a full time commentator if she's so great and has gotten to where she is just off her cricket knowledge?
>Fazeer: This match is ruined. test cricket needs to get its thumb out of its arse, abandon this game and play a 50/50 game. Test cricket will die if it remains this rigid.
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Why don't we just guarantee 450 overs (90 * 5) in a test match before a draw? It's not exactly violating the principles of a timed match to add an extra day if the entire previous day was rained out, and it's not like the only boat back home is going to leave soon
Schedules and stuff. If there was a back-to-back Test match then it wouldn't be feasible because otherwise you could end up in a situation of 10 days of Test cricket in a row.
In a way the 5th day is an extra day because most Tests these days finish in 4 days unless they're on absolute roads.
R8 my new form of cricket, lads:
- Innings are now 9 balls long. It is literally impossible to be bowled out
- You cannot be dismissed on a no ball, or any ball after that for the rest of the innings. No balls are worth 2 runs
- Any ball that is no going on the hit the stumps is a wide. Wides are worth 3 runs
- Wicket keepers are forbidden unless they have a strike rate over 120 when batting
- You may review any umpire's decision an unlimited number of times, but the umpire is allowed to kick you in the balls if you're wrong
- 0 fielders are allowed outside the circle, unless you are bowling bodyline, which is encouraged. There is a 8 run penalty for not following this rule
- All runs are now worth 10 runs
>Warriors star Shaun Johnson tries it on with Caroline Wozniacki
Lads why isn't Shaun Johnson getting a fine?
He snuck into the Caroline Wozniaki press conference and basically raped her.
Reminder that EVERY SINGLE spectator at the SCG today is doing it >for free
OH, OH OH OH OH OH OH
LET ME BE NOW
OH OH, LET ME BE
I WANNA BE HYPOCRITE
NO NO, DON'T WANNA BE GREEN NOW
Nothing prettier that a self-righteous liberal turn their back on their own principles after lecturing everyone else desu lab
The MCC confirmed that three patrons were ejected from last night’s match, but said that none of the trio’s evictions “were related to the display of signage”.
It did confirm that the signs were confiscated in accordance with Cricket Australia’s entry conditions that relate to “offensive signage”.
“At last night’s BBL match a small number of patrons were identified as displaying signs which related to the contentious Chris Gayle incident which took place earlier in the week,” a spokesperson told the Herald Sun on Thursday.
“In accordance with Cricket Australia’s Venue conditions of entry which prohibit the display of offensive signage, MCG security requested that the signs be removed from display. In instances where the patron did not comply with this request, the security representatives confiscated the signage.
“Patrons were not evicted for bringing in signage of this nature and overall the crowd on the night was well behaved.”
Another two patrons holding two signs reading “Don’t Blush Baby” – Gayle’s flirtatious comment to McLaughlin – also had their signs confiscated at the match, which the Stars claimed by eight wickets.
>#StandByGale and "Don't Blush Baby" are regarded as offensive signage
ive honestly lost so much respect for CA over this
They've been WORSE than the media.
1) They're banning Gaylol from the BBL
2) They reprimanded the boss of the Renegades for defending Gaylol after Fairfax pulled that bullshit story out of their ass about Gayle sexually assaulting some "anonymous" woman
No one can defend Cucket Ausfailia after this
Reminder that I told you all England would win the series against South Africa, while you summer of cricket casuals laughed.
What happened with Chris Gayle?
I've been preoccupied with Fallout 4 the past week (got about 112 hours of play time in) and haven't been on 4chan or watched TV.
Also only just found out about dick Smith right now.
You can get away with one fairweather as fuck bowler in your team who doesn't want to work for his wickets (Bread) if he's quite skillful, which he is.
But you CANNOT play Bread and Blanderson (who is nowhere near as good as Bread) in the same team in the Southern Hemisphere. How fuck fuck haven't they figured that out after 5-0 ?
Finn has been by far their best bowler and it's literally just because he is a height babby. They need bowlers in that mould for these conditions. Woakes was doing far better than Anderson did because he has extra pace and also offers something with the bat.
Blanderson is a rabbit and drops catches as well now.
Woakes LITERALLY did FAR better than Blanderson you SEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETHING fucking casual.
>he thinks the puddings in the UAE & Windies are ANYTHING like South Africa
KNOW your stuff
>le fug le blanderson xD
Cape Town is South Africa's most swingbabby track. Not England's fault the pitch ended up being a road.
Did he really? see >>64727955
Wokaes doesn't even swing it half as much now that he's gained pace. He's as innocuous as they get. If they had picked Plunkett it would be worth playing him ahead of Anderson, but they didn't, and Footitt is a risky option.
>picking out the literally one good ball he bowled in that match when the ball was 2 overs old
Anderson was horrible in that game and was a big reason why England failed to win the series.
Anderson can swing the ball for LITERALLY one MAYBE two overs with the new Kookaburra in dry and hot conditions. That is ALL he is in the team for.
Woakes offers more with the old ball because of his extra pace. He can bat and apparently he can field better as well now. I have no idea how goot or not Footitt is.
Even Stokes is unironically a better bowler than Blanderson in AUS/SA conditions.
he averages over 38 with the ball in AUS and over 40 with the ball in SA over the course of his career.
He is as useless in the Southern hemisphere as Bitchwide was in England and Asia.
>"you had this four corners program about how India is hyjacking the game. But it's hard for you Aussies to look in the mirror isn't it"
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>that one aussie who keeps calling Anderson Blanderson
Anderson isn't picked in these conditions for swing, it's for his consistent line and length
>this passes as an internetional cricket venue in Poo Peeland
jesus christ that is disgusting
Even the Pissmanian ground holds like 17k and dwarfs that thing
trannyiel is a true patrician
>He is as useless in the Southern hemisphere as Bitchwide was in England and Asia.
That's kinda my point though, if Australia wouldn't drop Bitchwide in England and New Zealand wouldn't drop Boult in the UAE, I don't fault England for picking their highest ever wicket taker. He's a Dukebabby for sure, but I challenge you to actually argue with a straight face that Woakes, with an average of over 50 played on proper English wickets, would have done better.
You don't drop the leader of your attack if the next best option is Jordan and Woakes. You do if you have Wood or Plunkett who can use the surface better.
>le stop le deflecting
I'm not, you made an incorrect statement and I corrected that. If anything, you're the one sidetracking.
He said Anderson was horrible in that match and I was proving him wrong. Nothing more.
>it's for his consistent line and length
Fucking this. I cannot believe people don't see this. I'm sure I'll be accused of being an Anderson shill, but I'm really not - his role outside of England is to bowl tightly and wear the batsmen down while Broad and Finn attack. Completely different from his role in England. And he actually does do that for the most part. Even if he doesn't take wickets, he contains.
Why does Danny Boy look like that Making of a Murderer guy?
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Nice "line" and nice "length" >you have there
I know it's very easy to spout >le postage grounds, but there's a proper reason why NZC are moving the majority of games to these tiny areas. They're looking to grow the game far more in the heartland than just have a few feeder colleges in Auckland and Christchurch.
Sure, the capacity is small and the boundaries tiny, but the people over there are actually making an effort to watch the cricket and get involved, and that's the only way we can improve our standard.
>I'm sure I'll be accused of being an Anderson shill
We won't, a shill is under the thought of pushing an agenda they know serves a purpose for some party. I believe that you are genuinely stupid enough to believe it
fair enough then
I would have liked to have seen more CWC played at regional venues like Albury rather than fucking having Ireland and the UAE playing infront of the fucking empty Adelaide oval and shit
>I would have liked to have seen more CWC played at regional venues like Albury rather than fucking having Ireland and the UAE playing infront of the fucking empty Adelaide oval and shit
Yeah, some of the Associate games were based because of the crowd support because they had them in bumfuck Nelson and some schools got the day off.
They were literally giving little kids UAE and Bangladesh flags and jumpers and assigning them teams to root for and it actually worked. IIRC Bangladesh/Scotland was a pretty close game and the crowd got fully involved. It helps when you have those irrelevant games in literally where towns that have nothing better to do.
Yeah, especially when half of the national team is from Northern Districts.
YOU CANNOT MAKE THIS SHIT UP
YOU are on furious damage control and suicide watch
He is UTTERLY useless away from home
In recent years at England. Did you see him bowl the las time he came over here? If Anderson doesn't get immediate swing he gives up and bowls nothing but 125 kph pies. Compare that to guys like Steyn or Harris who would work conditions to their advantage. Hell, fucking Siddle is better than Anderson out of England
>He is UTTERLY useless away from home
Anderson is a meme, he's actually phenomenally good in the most hostile environment for quicks(the UAE) and pretty good in Asia, but sucks in the more seamer-friendly areas, including New Zealand.
Apart from 2010/11 he has never properly figured out how to bowl with a Kookaburra ball.
>these stats completely disprove his claim that Anderson has been good in the last few years
>they are "meaningless"
It's funny how YOU are on furious damage control aswell. YOU aren't een English and you are LITERALLY furious that I'm exposing Blanderson for the homebabby that he is.
Friendly reminder that Glenn McGrath tried to bant but got blown the fuck out into literal tears by a currynig manlet.
Friendly reminder that McGrath remarried within a year but still milks his dead wife's memory.
Friendly reminder that McGrath used the money he made from exploiting his wife's death to hunt and shoot innocent endangered animals in Africa.
Do NOT buy into McGrath's lies.
>but got blown the fuck out into literal tears by a currynig manlet.
talking about this?
Whatever happened to Sarwan anyway? he isnt even old
Sitting in front of the main screen, slight left and a tad down
if memory serves; the last series he played was WIvIND 2011(?) and he was badly out of form.
But he wasn't dropped because of form, he was dropped along with Gayle and Chanders because the senior players had their annual dispute with the board. Only Gayle then went to the IPLeL and made the WICB look silly whereas Sarwan never really knocked the door down with domestic scores to get back in.
Not him but, surf and do beach stuff in the beach side.
Boat, fish and waterski in the pilot bay harbour side.
Quite a few music events. Always stuff happening at brewers bar, six60 and Diaz Grimm show tomorrow. Bay Dreams the other day.
Generally just chill out and go to the local bars and restaurants.
>those fucking uniforms
post yfw the SLvNZ t20 gets called off for bad light
Good mix of both yeah. It's defo the best place to go for summer for mine, good if you hire out a bach with mates or family.
Don't do NYE on mount beach though, too many maori scumbags about. The rest of the time it's great.
The ground in Canberra
They've built it up in the last few years and there was even talk that Canberra might steal Hobart's Test match, but that's probably unlikely because of muh state associations.
>le i'll throw in my t20 team's name so big strong daniel remembers to watch le based bash league
kys gatecuck, why don't you post more of Western Australia's "scenery" again
>be the greatest batsman of all time
>get runs through meme edges in the easiest format
>the greatest batsman of all time
>my literal face when
Border got furious if anyone looked like they weren't trying hard enough
He LITERALLY made Dean Jones stay at the crease instead of retiring on 110 in 86, despite the fact it was over 40 C and the poor guy could barely move and was vomiting and pissing himself
why the fuck did MemeCullum retire BEFORE the WorldWallop20?
It's the only format he is good at, he plays everything like a t20 anyway and then quits just before the only t20's that even matter.
that's generous. He got dropped by WA, that's why he went to PP in the first place.
He's certainly worse than Ludeman, Dunk, Paine, Handscomb, Haddin, Wade, Peirson, Whiteman
So I count atleast 8(EIGHT) who are better than him. And that's only meme cricket, in real cricket (he has played Test cricket for PP) you add guys like Nevill & Hartley to the list.
>LE SMASHES IT OUT OF LE HOBBIT SIZED GROUNDS MAN
>How do you want your jersey senpai?
>Just put my Test batting average on the back senpai
When I was raised in middle class England (which was quite into cricket), no one actually considered Bradman the greatest of all time (despite acknowledging his ridiculous average), simply because you can't compare the amateur early 20th century dynamics to the modern game.
Imagine my surprise when I learnt that Australians actually consider him a GOAT sportsman.
FUCK I missed him
He is legit the best cricket commentator I've ever heard
Scorchers have been in the finals every single season and have won the last two comps.
Stars are perennial chokers. Get to the semi-finals every year then implode. The South Africa of the BBL.
Someone should figure out a way of adjusting stats for batting average inflation. Just like how economic figures from decades ago are adjusted for inflation.
Then we can all autisticallly compare batsmen from last century to current batsmen.
thats because >we dont take t20i's seriously, ironically enough
This is the "team" >we used in the last t20i >we played
shouldnt be too hard for an autist, just grab the top 20 averages for each 5 year period (or whatever) throughout cricket history, graph it to work out the inflation rate. Then use Bradman's average as 100, and scale everything since up to that. Would be interesting to see at the least.
Half heartedly trying to quit smoking but feel like a dart, should I walk to the corner store and buy a pack lads?
An ODI would need a strike rate of 2, assuming you hit half the balls, and the other batsmen would value their wicket more so you're not going to run out of partners
A T20 200 would need a strike rate of 3.33 and the other players would be tripping over themselves to get out
I know everything about cricket, no seriously, I mean there is not one thing I don't know about it, the history, the players, the grounds, countries and rules. I can't even begin to tell you how many people I have pwned in my 10 years on /sp/ but let me tell you it's a lot, a hell of a lot. For all intensive purposes I should just hold back some of this mountain of knowledge I possess, my mind is just a powerhouse of cricket facts and figures, but what can I say I like to educate my fellow /sp/artans, surely you've all seen me relentlessly push /cric/ on /sp/ for years now and seen my superior knowledge of the game and seen my sharp wit and clever use of greentxt at play. Surely you have seen me post picture after picture of stats and facts that prove how GOAT Australia, Sydney, cricket and myself are, an it's all been for you fellow brothers, I know you all respect me an have huge amounts of admiration for me and my posting abilities, as a great man once said, I'm responsible for 90% of sports posts on /sp/, well I said it but you know it's true anyway. I'd just like you also to know I'd appreciate it if you asked my permission when starting a thread about cricket, Olympics, any Australian generals or anything really, to be safe just run everything though me as I am the man around here, Please could you also tell all the new trips that I am the example they must live up to an to follow my lead of informative and interesting posting skills, well I'm off to play some WoW
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They wouldn't be terrible. The crowds may be an issue but it would be good if we rotated our home games or something in different cities.
The difference is that Cricket is the dominant summer sport here whereas League and Soccer barely register during the winter because everybody is playing/watching rugby.
Also the Breakers have done well in the NBL
They would unironically both finish in the top 4 if all of our internationals were available
Financially flop is another question though. If they put even 5% of the money that goes into rugby into the teams and advertising, then yes, but that won't fucking happen.
Even fucking Hobart fills up their 17k ground
Would Lellington fill up the Cake tin? How much does CollapseChurch hold?:
yeah that doesn't really matter because they can just sign any PP players I guess plus the internationals. My assumption would be that if PP got 2 teams, the 2 teams would be made up of all of Poo Peeland's domestic non-Test players. Does your domestic circuit have enough depth to support 2 teams of decent quality?
The reason I'm bringing it up is because they were discussing it the other night on commentary and saying the only real way to expand the BBL without killing the quality of the comp is Poo Peeland, which is a fair point. Plus the Kiwi coaches in the comp (Vettori, Fleming & Bond) all said a PP team would work. But I doubt they would have said no anyway.
That's true though.
You have to keep improvising on the fly. You don't get overs and overs on end to change your strategy. Captaining in T20s is objectively the hardest job. It's why senior players always do well in T20, because the young scrubs crumble under pressure.
I still am. That fucking kid though...
>Would Lellington fill up the Cake tin
No, but the Cake Tin isn't a real sized ground. It's not much bigger than Eden Park. They'd definitely fill the basin, but the big strong Aussies would obviously want it at the soulless bowl
Hagley is 20k and it's been full for nearly every match that it's been open, including meme shit like England v Scotland at the WC
Well >you wouldn't have your internationals
The BBL runs in conjunction with international cricket, it doesn't stop it like the IPL.
So basically you have to take out 11 international players. But 12th/13th man get released to play BBL. So for instance Scott Boland is technically in the Test squad but he played for the Stars last night. So you have to factor that in.
Logisitically I think it'd be a nightmare because the BBL already dovetails around the Australian international schedule. If you bring PP in that's two different international schedules it has to work around.
Hagley needs lights in there before it can have BBL games, especially because of the timezone difference.
There won't be a single day game unless it's on the weekend where they can squeeze in 2.
who here wants to /rim/ Holly?
Yeah well then I'd say two teams would probably be parity with the aussie ones, even slightly better. People like Munro and Rutherford are as good at memeswinging as the literally whos who are getting centuries.
I'd like to see it happen, but really just because I want rid of our shitty T20 tournament and just use that.
>Financially flop is another question though.
Ironically enough, money isn't actually the point of the BBL. The BBL has been running at a loss every season and is still surviving on gibs from CA. The purpose of the BBL is to grow cricket and expose it to plebs who otherwise would never watch it. And it's actually working. Participation among kids has risen from 600k to 1.1M in three years here. >We unironically have an entire generation of Glenn Maxwell's coming through.
If a ball is left to go wide but as the umpire goes to signal the wide, the batsman leaves his crease and is run out, does it count as a wicket ball with no run given or is the wide awarded along with an extra delivery?
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Yeah I understand it. You've really got to ask what NZ would give to Cricket Australia to let us in. There are some positives but not a lot.
>NZ play more in Aus and Aus play more in NZ making both teams more competitive
>ergo NZ v Aus internationals will pull shekels unlike they do now
>better than letting another Aus team in because NZ teams would be way more competitive
>You've really got to ask what NZ would give to Cricket Australia to let us in.
If they want to make the BBL longer rather than the 4-5 week comp it is now they obviously need more games. So there's two options. 1) either just make all the teams play eachother more or 2) Add more teams.
The problem with 1) is there are only 8 teams and the comp might quickly become stale. The problem with 2) is if you add more Aussie teams you're just going dilute the quality of the competition. >We only have 6 FC-sides and as it is you can see that there is a problem with depth of quality with some of the teams as it is.
Poo Peeland seems to be the best solution.
>you will never get to spank Holly to tears after she gets out by playing a silly shot
why even live?
yeah this was what I was thinking
There was a game between the Sydney Thunder and the Canterbury team earlier this year that was obviously a tester for it (although a bunch of ACBs were screaming "NO IT ISN"T POO PELAND CAN'T PLAY BBL"), so it's evidently on the agenda. I just hope they completely drop our teams and go for super-rugby style broad region teams as opposed to having one for each first class side.
I can see a couple of Sitalekis picking up contracts solely from meme hitting if they have a NZ team. That would be a great way of pushing the game to Maoris and Islanders.
Your post earlier about an international window got me thinking - would it be profitable for both the ECB and BCCI if they arranged a special window for a T20 competition between both leagues?
Say if England start a city based franchise, their teams play against the IPL teams in a big international competition. 16 teams = 4 groups of 4, salary caps, etc - could make huge money if done right.
No there won't
Canberra offers nothing in the way of TV audience and adding a team there would wreck the quality of the comp.
The Sixers are playing scrubbers like Lawford and Sommerville. Perth are playing scrubbers like Turner and Harris. Adelaide are playing scrubbers like Nesser. Every team has a few of them as is.
Australia simply doesn't have the depth to support another team. And you can't just load the teams up with more internationals because they'd suck aswell. >We aren't the IPL so we'll never have access to South Africans or Indians etc. 2 internationals per team really is the max you can have at this time of the year.
That's fairfax media fucked. As a high profile sportsman with a very high earnings potential that relies partially on image, a libel case will earn him millions from fairfax.
If they can't produce photographic evidence of his indecent exposure they lose.
I was thinking about this a bit, what the ICC really needs to do is make parity between the T20 leagues so that they're all equally watchable. Like the England one would include Ireland Scotland and Netherlands, SA would include Zim and Namibia, Aus would include us and maybe PNG, Ban/SL/Pak have their own merged one and India just sit alone being boring.
Make it so players can only sign for one team plus a team from their home country, in a year, and encourage longer signings. T20 is shite because players are constantly leaving teams.