He is an old cricket fan, though - not the sort of audience that S16 is looking to attract. I daresay he probably said the same about T20 when it was introduced. (He'd have been right then too, of course.)
Huge respect for Dawson actually - as a fringe England player who's pretty much certain to get a decent contract whatever format this new 'T20' takes he has plenty of incentive to shrug it off and not rock the boat.
The thing that annoys me most with the new announcements isn't the pointless format change, frankly that doesn't make much difference and isn't the real damage to the men's game. But on the back of the world cup win they have a real chance to grow the women's game through the KSL, and they come up with this.
What if the Hundred is a massive wind-up? At the end of it, the ECB go, 'No you're right, we'll have a city-based T20 competition instead,' and we all sigh with relief and buy up immediately because it's better than the load of drivel they suggested previously... forgetting how it still screws the county season up the rear with a big spiky one?
It's just that, with the PCA negotiations going on, I feel like that might be what happens. People will forget that City T20 is still a monumentally bad idea in an already crowded season, and go with the second-least bad option.
superb article which surmises that the target audience of the 100 is Teenage mums and their stupid offspring who have lived among the Mole People since March 2016, don’t really know what cricket is but somehow like T20… but also don’t like cricket, have the attention spans of concussed goldfish and enjoy getting a rise out of others.
Balladeer: Happy new year and Christmas and all that to all. (Sorry - again, I mostly browse on mobile, so didn't see your earlier wishes!)
Dec 31, 2020 8:55:05 GMT
Mattzo: I hope you are all well, and good luck for 2021.
Dec 29, 2020 20:14:16 GMT
nemouk: Merry Boxing Day Test Eve!
Dec 25, 2020 12:59:41 GMT
waughandpeace: Merry Christmas all, and a happy new year - fingers crossed we'll all be back watching more cricket in 21
Dec 25, 2020 2:01:50 GMT
pierredelafranchesca: Gale and Pyrah to support Lions as coaches.....OK, i mean Gale has been shit for Yorks and is potentially neck deep in this racism case, but sure why not. In fact, keep the useless prick.
Dec 1, 2020 14:52:55 GMT
Balladeer: Definitely needed to be a thread. I came up with one of the same answers as you because I can't see the chatbox on mobile.
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