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Re: West Indies quit Indian tour
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2014, 02:22:10 PM »

Holdings article gets to the crux of the matter.maybe some on here may have a rethink
The BCCI has it in their power to impose fines,ive heard a million dollars or more
Now we will see if the BCCI are ready,willing,and able to avert the end of West Indian cricket
I can't believe even those who think the BCCI are great actually believe that would be good for cricket as a worldwide game
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Re: West Indies quit Indian tour
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2014, 03:28:42 PM »

The BCCI is likely to claim damages of at least Rs 400 crore (US$65 million approx) from the WICB for West Indies having pulled out of the tour to India. The BCCI's working committee will decide whether to go ahead with the claim at a meeting on October 21 in Hyderabad. - Cricinfo

Would practically destroy West Indies cricket if they do.

Saying that a few of the islands on their own are better than the likes of Ireland.
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Re: West Indies quit Indian tour
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2014, 07:32:15 PM »

The WICB make the ECB sound competent, which is a huge statement
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Re: West Indies quit Indian tour
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2014, 07:43:53 PM »

I'm. Or sure any of the boards care for cricket. It's all just about money.
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Re: West Indies quit Indian tour
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2014, 11:01:22 AM »

I see India have announced all tours with the WI are now suspended and will seek damages. Could this be the end of international cricket in the WI?
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Re: West Indies quit Indian tour
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2014, 07:26:54 PM »

Sod's law!
Just booked flights and accommodation to Barbados for next years 3rd test!!

For cricket lovers of my era( 40+) it is incredibly sad to see the slide from possibly the greatest ever test side , to a side ranked 8th in the world.
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Re: West Indies quit Indian tour
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2014, 08:29:13 PM »

it is incredibly sad to see the slide from possibly the greatest ever test side , to a side ranked 8th in the world.
are you talking about England or the Windies in 6 months time?  :D

It's sad to see but I wonder how much do the windies players get in comparison to most other international teams? Are their terms realistic?
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Re: West Indies quit Indian tour
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2014, 08:34:08 PM »

Not sure on players, but I heard the BCCI  earn nearly the same amount from one test than the WICB usually do in a year.
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Re: West Indies quit Indian tour
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2014, 09:54:04 PM »

It would seem that the end is nigh for the WICB. I see they are desperately trying to throw the players under the bus and asking for the BCCI to ban them from the IPL...what a pathetic bunch. Luckily the BCCI are not having it and putting the blame squarely at the WICB's feet. I hope the BCCI demand that the entire WICB be sacked before they ever tour the West Indies again. That might actually lead to some positives out of this mess.

Otherwise associate cricket is going to get along stronger with the likes of Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados entering the World Cup and world T20 qualifying competitions.
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Re: West Indies quit Indian tour
« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2014, 10:23:59 PM »

are you talking about England or the Windies in 6 months time?  :D

It's sad to see but I wonder how much do the windies players get in comparison to most other international teams? Are their terms realistic?
LOL!

Is this the first slide towards the almost inevitable decline of the test match arena?

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Re: West Indies quit Indian tour
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2014, 05:46:45 AM »

Just goes to show how much power India (and to a lesser extent england and Australia) has in this new power sharing agreement. The gap between the haves and the have nots is growing exponentially to the point where the other nations will slowly fall by the way side.

I for one look forward to an endless number of ODI tri series that last a year and a half between England aus and India.
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Re: West Indies quit Indian tour
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2014, 06:58:37 AM »

Just goes to show how much power India (and to a lesser extent england and Australia) has in this new power sharing agreement. The gap between the haves and the have nots is growing exponentially to the point where the other nations will slowly fall by the way side.

I for one look forward to an endless number of ODI tri series that last a year and a half between England aus and India.

People say it signals the death of test cricket, would it not also be the death of cricket in general? Fair enough that India has a lot of people watching t20's and ODIs but in a forum at work that has about 50 people in, only a tiny %care about ODI and none about t20. If they get rid of tests then I suspect these fans will all drift away. Lost to the game forever. Just because INdia is big, doesn't mean it's people know what's best for the game. In fact, they seem to only car about slogging
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Re: West Indies quit Indian tour
« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2014, 07:27:05 AM »

Yep agree its a risk. Think its a few years off but does look like cricket is going to die a slow death, sad really
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Re: West Indies quit Indian tour
« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2014, 08:17:20 AM »

Yep agree its a risk. Think its a few years off but does look like cricket is going to die a slow death, sad really

:(

I do think there is a place for proper cricket (by that I mean test and draw amateur stuff), but.. but... it needs to be played from a young age. Then you wouldn't get the people growing up with biffing cricket moaning about it being 'boring'. Plus, it would raise the standard of the game long term as you wouldn't get less technically gifted players playing top order, bowling would have to improve to actually take wickets as well as just bowl tight etc

I think there is less life in short format games as so few of a team actually get a decent go. so in <40 overs you might only have teh top 4 get a  decent bat, the rest have to slog most of the time.. bowlers restricted to x overs means that batsmen can bat on and on.. bowlers can't, which isn't fair as they then are paying more for less of a game. eventually people will get bored with 'just being a bowler'.. short formats have a place in teh world as it's great for spectators to see as it's fast but test cricket is not dead, it's just being priced out of most people's reach (so a lot of fans simply can't afford it and the rest refuse to pay skys extortionate subscription or ticket price).

The game needs to refocus on cricket and not run it as a business. if you cant afford to pay player x 100,000 a year.. then don't.. if he moves to another club who can, oh well. Southampton in football are a example that you can produce the talent easily enough if you put the effort in at the bottom.


anyway, the first people that need firing are the WICB and that players group. Then fine the players massively (if not ban all the IPL ones) and move on. Player power can't be allowed to develop but as we are seeing with these, the BCCI and ECB... suits who have no interest in the game can't be in charge either. Their focus is on themselves, their pay packet and their pensions
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Re: West Indies quit Indian tour
« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2014, 08:38:39 AM »

Banning them from the IPL is probably the only thing that would prevent the players striking (although i have sympathy for their cause on this instance)

Shouldnt FICA be stepping in here? Arent they the international players union?

EDIT: appeats the WIPA are affiliated to FICA which i guess isnt going to help in this case
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