Gary Ballance

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Re: Gary Ballance

Post by ZIMDOGGY » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:26 pm

ICC are doing a terrible job of managing the teams outside the top 3.

Letting them all go to waste and only hyping test matches up when they play together. Ashes, home games in India etc

Hoping the impending collapse of SA will be like a cattle prod in the nuts and spur them into action.

Only having three good teams in the world and calling it an ‘international sport’ is almost akin to those guys from Melbourne with man buns boasting over their soy cappuccino’s how global Aussie Rules is because of the expat Local leagues in USA and NZ and the hybrid game they played against Ireland a few years back.
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Re: Gary Ballance

Post by jaybro » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:51 pm

For the good of the game world wide India really needs to be very unselfish or even better very generous when looking at the distribution of money for the members.

India bring in between 70-80% of the revenue, so if they demand their fair share (which new BCCI Chairman Sourav Ganguly has indicated) they’ll continue to get stronger and the rest will get weaker.
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Re: Gary Ballance

Post by Jemisi » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:42 pm

There is a point at where you don't need that much more money.

The game is still won and lost by 11 players.

You do need a certain amount of funding to make something viable.

NZ are the benchmark. What does it take to make them competitive financially?

With proper admin and decent structure you have the capacity to compete.

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Re: Gary Ballance

Post by zimbos_05 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:14 pm

jaybro wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:51 pm
For the good of the game world wide India really needs to be very unselfish
That will never happen.

One of the reasons I hate Ravi Shastri is because of the Tendulkar incident. He abused match officials despite proof that Sachin was in the wrong. Their fans piss me off too. A lot of their reaction after NZ lost was horrible. Many death threats to NZ players and fans and wishing such ill will on Guptill because of the run out in the semi.

They believe they are bigger and better than anyone else. Kohli has that demeanor about him too, and is one of the reasons I'm not a fan of his.

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