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Re: Madness
Posted by: Andrew Dow
Date: 03/10/2018 08:58
Beefy,

what you fail to appreciate is that "the game's never been in better shape". T20 crowds up, year on year, new tournaments coming on stream soon, and we can sell all this to TV companies.

That a kid without Sky in his house will never see any meaningful cricket, so will never be encouraged to imitate it, and may then go down to his local community club to try it out, and enjoy all the comradeship, get mentored a bit by some decent blokes, and have something that engages him over the long Summer weekends is completely immaterial.

So is the fact that these clubs will close in due course, because they don't get a supply of young players. That is actually a good thing, because the less clubs that can apply for grants etc the more money can be usefully diverted towards the Hundred.

Cricket is not an activity for ordinary people to play. It is for the posh kids to play, and for the others to pay through the nose to watch, or find something else to do.

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