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    July 16, 2010

    Stop the gimmickry to save ODI cricket

    Yesterday, it was revealed that Cricket Australia had the latest and greatest plan to revive ODI cricket.

    It includes "double gaaji" for a select player, bowlers allowed to bowl 2 bouncers per over, flexibility on leg-side wides, limiting the number of fielders outside the 30 yard circle, requiring a team to only field a minimum of 4 bowlers, etc.

    Except for the 2 bouncer per over change, the rest of the rules are all biased in favour of batsmen. If a team is only expected to field a minimum of 4 bowlers, and the rules are increasingly in favour of batsmen, sides will pack their side with quasi all-rounders.

    Instead, the actual changes that the administrators need to make to 'save' ODI cricket are:

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    Thus spake Jagadish @ 11:49 PM |
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    By Anonymous HayleyBarmyArmy (22-Jul-2010, 8:16:00 PM)  

    I agree with this 100% You just have to let the game be.

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