New T20 Franchise tournament

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sloandog wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2024 10:36 pm
Googly wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2024 9:03 am
The spectator turnout for the T10 was not great, but there was a presence. I imagine there will be even less for T20.
The cricketing public has zero interest in domestic or club cricket. Less than zero amongst the white community.
It's bloody disheartening I tell you.
Not sure whats happened to Zim these days. Drinking is the national sport. We are world champions
Don't any of the old boys go to the games and have a few jars at the Centurian? The Prices or Rennies etc
Maybe for the odd international match here and there but if they are , they are more likely to be on the balcony above centurion or even more likely in a box in the tobacco stand, which seems to be where most whites head to now. Centurion on international match days is way too crowded and unenjoyable anyway.

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I dont think most countried have a popular domestic scene.
Alot of sports have a big turnout just for the highest level only.

Stars on the big stage draw the crowd.
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I witnessed in several other sports: soccer aside it's an almost impossible mission to woo crowds in minor domestic leagues.

It seems a pardox but it's only marketing wisdom: if you want to draw crowd do not think to the match, rather concentrate in all surrounding amenities.

People should go to the match venue because it is surrounded by bars where to mingle and drink, because of restaurants to have a lunch, because of children playground where kids may safely get together leaving parents to watch the match, because of side initiatives that may attract youngsters and common people who are not necessarily cricket fans.

The (apparent) paradox is to envisage a cricket stadium as a venue to gather people which mingle elsewhere and offer a cricket match to watch.

In US, baseball is an excellent example where people go to minor league ballparks because they are felt as a place to spend an afternoon, with a baseball match to watch as just an addition.

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Could hold competitions see how fast members of the crowd can bowl a tapeball. Winner gets a free beer.

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Pat_Bee wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2024 5:23 pm
Could hold competitions see how fast members of the crowd can bowl a tapeball. Winner gets a free beer.
Yes, that is an example.
Better if the contest is for children and the fastests get access to an academy or simply an afternoon with a qualified coach.
Kids would flock and ZC may find new talents.

The cricket venue is to become a place to spend spare time where watching the match is just one of several things to do there.

Succeeding by selling tickets and TV rights may be applicable at Lords for the Ashes, not for minor leagues around the world.

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andrea lanzoni wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2024 6:46 pm
Pat_Bee wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2024 5:23 pm
Could hold competitions see how fast members of the crowd can bowl a tapeball. Winner gets a free beer.
Yes, that is an example.
Better if the contest is for children and the fastests get access to an academy or simply an afternoon with a qualified coach.
Kids would flock and ZC may find new talents.

The cricket venue is to become a place to spend spare time where watching the match is just one of several things to do there.

Succeeding by selling tickets and TV rights may be applicable at Lords for the Ashes, not for minor leagues around the world.
Bloody hell mate, got you stone dead lbw there :lol:

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