September 25, 2009

One-day cricket

Let spectators decide the future of one-dayers

Kanishkaa Balachandran

The current ICC Champions Trophy has been packaged for the consumer, because one-day cricket is now in a buyer’s market, writes Harsha Bhogle in the Indian Express. He says this tournament will also decide on the future of bilateral contests and single venue tournaments.

Now the viewer and the spectator will sit in judgement and that is how it should always be. They are pretty uncomplicated fellows and they don’t really care much for either heritage or the future. They will look at the offering, if it’s good they will buy it, otherwise they will move on. And this tournament will give us a very good idea of which way they are going.

Kanishkaa Balachandran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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