September 18, 2012

Cricket

Accepting changes in the game

Abhishek Mukherjee

Cricket has been grappling with changes and issues to ponder on over the years. As the cricket world debates on the significance of all three formats in the game, Mini Kapoor, writing in the Indian Express, notices a trend in that firm decisions do not bring changes to the game.

I have been a cricket fan for more than a quarter of a century now and from that first moment of fandom, the game has kept me acutely aware of how glorious it had been back in the day. To be honest, this edgy narrative of a game in danger of reckless change adds to its allure, it makes cricket not just any other sport but a noble cause. Except now when we hark back to a more innocent time, it includes that time, circa the 1980s, when we had actually been agonising about the direction cricket had begun to take. My limited point being, change steals over cricket — it is not coherently incorporated.

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