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Yeah but betting markets are wholly unconnected to the actual league or anyone connected to the leagues. At least they are supposed to be. So how do the leagues make money off the betting syndicates?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjtuZBykSzM (Noreaga - Blood Money Part 3)
I'm sure there are a number of links to betting markets to the owners. There is certainly a T20 bubble which is bound to burst though. No way all these leagues can survive, the financial model seems unviable for most.
Neil Johnson, Alistair Campbell, Murray Goodwin, Andy Flower (w), Grant Flower, Dave Houghton, Guy Whittall, Heath Streak (c), Andy Blignaut, Ray Price, Eddo Brandes
I think the problem stems from these leagues being started up by business men in countries where they are only doing so for the business benefit.
IPL, BBL and the Hundred are run by the boards, so their is some sanction to it and proper cricket acumen behind it.
The MLC, GLT20, UAE leagues, T10...these are just random leagues and are in countries that don't really have any criceketing acumen or relevance. It's purely about the money.
This Afro league has the potential to be something good for Zim/Africa, but the whole thing is just an Indian run competition and production. Indian hosts in the draft. Indian TV presenters. A category to sign Indian players. A lot of the signed up players being Indian, and so many of them are just kind of crap.
Someone posted a photo of TM in India last year or so and all I can imagine is that he sold everything to the Indians to make a quick buck
Italy have got a really good squad. Was rooting for them hard just now. It will be hilarious if Ireland somehow miss out on qualification for this But I think they will qualify in reality
Haha... I think Ireland will qualify, Jersey can push them though.secretzimbo wrote: ↑Thu Jul 20, 2023 12:50 pmItaly have got a really good squad. Was rooting for them hard just now. It will be hilarious if Ireland somehow miss out on qualification for this But I think they will qualify in reality