June 4, 2012


New playing conditions will add zing to ODIs

Carlyle Laurie

Hemant Kenkre, writing for Mail Today, says that the ICC’s decision to alter the existing format of ODI’s, will only add an ‘extra zing’ vis-à-vis entertainment, to One-day games and try and bring it as close to the T20 format as possible.

For many years, ODIs were the cash cow that pumped in huge amounts of money to help run first-class and Test cricket in many countries. Thanks to the huge success of the T20 World Cups, the Indian Premier League and the Australian Big Bash, the shortest format of the game is now expected to be a large source of funding for ICC and world cricket bodies to maintain and manage the traditional forms of the game.


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