Post by pierredelafranchesca on May 30, 2019 7:44:05 GMT
Amazing isn't it, just when you think they can't fuck this up anymore, they spend what I assume was fucking loads of money coming up with a bunch of names guaranteed to wind up huge portions of the cricketing population.
The Welsh thing is easily the worst, but a close 2nd is Leeds Superchargers, anyone from Yorks who isn't 'Leeds' fucking hates Leeds (possible over exaggeration, but certainly any cricket and football fans really fucking hate Leeds). Well done, every Yorks fan outside of Leeds alienated.
Post by waughandpeace on May 30, 2019 15:42:25 GMT
Awful. Why couldn't they look at the KSL?
Southern Vipers > Southern Brave Western Storm > Welsh Fire
Both already exist and have a following. And Yorkshire Diamonds, Lancashire Thunder, Surrey Stars wouldn't be as alienating to the rest of the people in those counties as "Leeds Superchargers", "Manchester ______" and "London _____" as we may end up with. They're on course to be binning the tournament after a few seasons.
Post by waughandpeace on Sept 2, 2019 16:31:01 GMT
Sounds like each of the 8 teams will get at least one England contracted player, ideally from their catchment area... The ones without any options will be able to pick from what's left (likely to include Bairstow, Root, Willey, Wood)
So roughly: Birmingham - Woakes Cardiff - ? Leeds - Stokes Lords - Morgan Oval - Roy Manchester - Buttler Nottingham - Hales? Southampton - Archer It's an important part of making this work. They'll also hopefully have a tendency towards signing local county players in the rest of the auction.
I find it a bit weird they're only allowing 3 overseas players in a squad of 15... IPL allows at least 7-8 of which 4 can play. BBL only two, admittedly. But the Blast already allows 2, so thought this would increase tbh
Yeah I figured it would be three playing but a higher number registered. They're making the (big?) assumption that players are going to be available for the whole period.
The way it was announced was 'test contracted players' which means people who wouldn't normally expect to play T20 might get a go just for marketing? Also one or two 'local icon players' which sounds like first picks from county squads.
You'd think something like:
Birmingham - Moeen, Woakes, Pat Brown Cardiff - Genuinely god knows. Would have a flying guess at Gregory, Ryan Higgins and Bairstow as Yorkshire haven't got space for all theirs Leeds - Root, Stokes, Rashid Lords - Morgan, TRJ, Willey (returning to Northants?) Oval - Roy, S Curran, Billings Manchester - Buttler (thoroughly unfair), could see Anderson being drafted for promotional reasons more than anything else and Jennings? Nottingham - Broad, Hales, Joe Clarke Southampton - Archer, Vince, Dawson
Would seem reaaasonably fair although Cardiff look to be struggling for anyone actually Welsh (almost like Cardiff is a dumb place for the team to be).
Post by pierredelafranchesca on Oct 1, 2019 10:20:29 GMT
Don't care if he's a WC winning captain, comments like this, 'The Hundred, yes, I do think we need it. We need one franchise-based tournament, with fewer teams, in order to consistently sell the game to the country. Anybody I speak to who loves sport but doesn't necessarily love cricket is crying out for a tournament that he or she understands, because 18 teams going for a long period of time just doesn't make sense to anybody' make me think that he's a money grabbing c**t.
Having registered a trademark application for "Western Fire" in a bid to win over Somerset and Gloucestershire fans, the ECB's U-turn on the Cardiff-based team was revealed in full: Welsh Fire will wear red, while their badge features the words "Tân Cymreig", the Welsh translation of the team's name.
Well, this will go down well.
Although every team being sponsored by a different snack or crisp I can get behind.
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