October 11, 2006

Champions Trophy

Falling out of love with one-day cricket

Andrew McGlashan

The common thought is that the Champions Trophy is being held in a country that can't get enough of one-day cricket. However, Rohit Brijnath says he is losing interest in the shorter form of the game as more and more matches become forgettable events. After the recent matches between West Indies, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in the early rounds of the Champions Trophy it is easy to understand why. Read his thoughts here on the BBC.

The point, of course, is larger than the Champions Trophy. Quite simply, like an affair that has tired in time, one-day cricket has no fascination for me any more. Once I leapt onto my sofa as the final five overs unfurled, but no longer. Though this could be because the springs of an old sofa and older knees complain as much as the wife.

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