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Re: The Changing World
Posted by: 57deacon
Date: 08/11/2018 22:34
Some comments to add to the discussion here. Forgive me pasting some tweets but I hope it still adds to the debate here. I’ve seen the draft 2020 fixture schedule and it’s ghastly for traditional cricket I’m afraid.

A few tweets of mine recently:

The tragedy of the 100 is the opportunities we’re going to miss:

1. CC is the best domestic red ball comp in the world.

2. Women’s cricket has huge potential.

3. T20 Blast has >1m fans attending & huge potential

4. 50. We could be World Champions in Men’s AND Women’s game


With the 100 occupying 6 weeks peak season 2020 there could only be a negative impact for the other 3 competitions.

They’re all degraded & the game awaits to discover what the cost will be in lower attendances, less Members, fewer County sponsors & commercial partners.


The draft 2020 season schedule confirms many fans’ worst fears:

1. CC mostly in April, May and September (almost into October!)

2. Blast neither a block or ATV. It’s mixed with the CC outside peak season

3. 50 is a mix of 1st & 2nd XI players as a sideshow while 100 is on.


2 questions fans should ask ECB and their Counties:

1. If the ECB is going to degrade the CC, Blast & 50 what benefits is the 100 going to deliver to English cricket to compensate?

2. Has proper Risk Assurance been used to mitigate risk & confirm the benefits are achievable?

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