What next? I have to say as a bit of a purist, cricket wise, the farce that is t20 has left me feeling particularly ill. Now while I have never been a huge fan of one day cricket. Having played a bit and also bein a big fan of the history of cricket the one day game just became a bit too predictable. The canned action just too regular. The the suspense and intrigue of the Test match has long been endangered.
I have no problem with innovation when it adds to a sport but sadly the shortening of the game is just another symptom of a global society suffering from a pandemic of ADD everything must be faster more compact more tv friendly. Books have made way to blogs. The web 2.0 and an army of children who think l8r is a word further proof of a world travelling a mile a minute to who knows where.
However T20 is my current gripe it's a format designed to level the playing fields, as it's quite hard to get bowled out in 20 overs, increase ratings less games ending before scheduled times, more action in theory. What we've ended up is disgusting watering down of a beautiful game and we didn't even notice it while we were ogling the dancing girls and beer commercials. I don't cape how many sixes a guy can hit before getting knocked over give me a contest between bat and ball anyday. Give me a hard fought ton. A battling display with the ball on a flat track. This bland personality free abomination, that you can keep.