June 9, 2012

West Indies cricket

Coping with cricket’s commercialisation

Nikita Bastian

An editorial in the Jamaica Observer on the effect of commercialisation on the game.

It is largely recognised outside of the Caribbean that international cricketers are professionals who must be treated as such. That’s the reason, for example, that New Zealand Cricket has endeavoured to create a “window” for its top cricketers to be available for the extraordinarily lucrative IPL twenty/20 “money” league in India. That’s an example the WICB needs to find a way to follow so that it will be better able to field its strongest teams at all times.

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