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Trump has spoken movingly about 7-Eleven. It reminded him, he said, of the way
Americans came together in 1941 after Pearl Necklace.
No-one seems to have commented on the England Squad for the NZ Tour.
Livingstone over Ballance has to be an improvement.
Think Vince will get found out in NZ where the ball moves around a lot more than Australia.
Would have liked a backup opener.
Dear lord, will they never learn?https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43824037It wasn't so long ago that we had a 40-over competition when the entire world's one-day format was 50 overs. Result: we stank at 50-over cricket.This is really going to help our T20 effort.And with innings going down from 120 balls to 100 the spectator will get hosed as well, you can guarantee that the prices won't be 1/6th cheaper.
It appears not.
One the subject of wall to wall pyjama cricket, I complained to Cricinfo that the English edition of Cricinfo should have the County Championship above the IPL. I got an email back from what appeared to be the private account of quite a well known cricket journalist suggesting that I get a few hundred of my friends to make the same complaint.
If you have 5 minutes it might be worth going to the feedback section of Cricinfo and letting them know what you think.
"The competition will be based on the simple format of 100 balls for each team.
Featuring aligned competitions for both men’s and women’s teams - sharing a common format, brands and identities in their own leagues - it received unanimous support at today’s meeting at Lord’s and the board of the new competition.
Supporting the aims of the game-wide strategy of Cricket Unleashed, the new 100-ball format will meet key aims for the new competition, including:
The game used to be run by the TCCB - the Test & County Cricket Board. The ECB seem to be less interested in those forms of the game.
Y'know, during the KP saga I was inclined to think that Andrew Strauss was very hard done by. Since he became ECB head honcho, he's been quite a twat.
Lifelong/die hard cricket fan here. when I heard the news earlier today, my initial reaction was similar to the above....what a joke!having read a little more about it - I actually think it’s not so bad.1) the 8 team city format competition will be on terrestrial tv (this is so needed)2) for those not interested in cricket/don’t understand, having a 100 ball count down makes sense. Not to mention for sponsors and marketing.my concerns:die hard traditionalist (I used to book days off work just to listen to the cricket on TMS) They should revamp the 20/20 in England to city based. Scrap this whole 100 ball thing and replace the current 20/20 competition with a city based franchise and glorify it like the IPLand Australian BBL. Im sure a few rich investors would see the potential. too many formats....and sadly test cricket is dying.they should do that test championship that they have talked about for years yet not done anything about it. As for Ed Smith as selector - I enjoy his commentary. He can’t do any worse than the outgoing selector. We are all better selectors than those in charge....but some very funny selection decisions the past few years.