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Have the big cricket bosses messed up again?

From what I can understand, 14 teams have been split in groups of two.

And each of the 7 play each other. The top 4 from each group go on to play the knock-outs in the quarters from there on.

Now I’m all for the quarters, I loved the 96 World Cup with the most superb one-day cricket in the quarters.

Don’t kill me, but I think the World Cup 2007 format combined with the World Cup 96 would be a brilliant combination.

16 teams. Groups of 4. Top two from each group into the quarters and so on. The only slip up here is that an upset can completely take a big team out of the competition. Remember 07?

But otherwise, 31 matches and we are done. One thing they could have learnt from the Champions Trophy was this.

In the present case, the teams play 42 matches before the quarters. And if the teams play to their ranks, those 42 are going to drag like crazy.

Although it’s not hard, it’s definitely better than the 07 World Cup format. No Super Eights or shit like that.

I have other crazy formats in my mind, but one of them involves crazy triangulars to decide the semi finalists. So I’ll let all that be.


England? Aha, you expected the West Indies didn’t you?

Well, I like the West Indies, and though Bangladesh is better than the current West Indies side, I would much rather make fun of the English.

Presuambly, the Poms are going to have the distinction of the first 7-0 defeat across Odi’s. About time they set some records. If it hadn’t been for that shortened series in India, it would have been two 7 nils in nine months. And you think they don’t care about records.

If Bangladesh had been playing Australia, I would be willing to bet my house that they wouldn’t have lost a series 7-0. Wait, I don’t own a house. Atlease I’m safe that way. I think the only time I fear for odi’s is when England is playing them.  They are just so pissing off god damn boring. But well, the ICC probably thinks they are jolly good.  Bloody fools.

Who in this English team do you really want to watch?

Broad? I would kill myself if I had to ( but wasn’t he the new Flintoff?)

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