April 7, 2014

World T20

Awesome Kohli, dire Dernbach

The flawed structure of the tournament, England's embarrassing display, the ineffectiveness of the Duckworth-Lewis system, the fluent touch of Virat Kohli, the debacle that was Jade Dernbach, and the need for a separate event for Women. Peter Miller, writing for Cricket365, has his say on the 2014 World T20.

There was a qualifying tournament for this World T20. Associate nations met and the top six made it through to play in Bangladesh. When they got there they had to qualify again. We were told that this was for the good of cricket. It wasn't, it was to guarantee TV revenue. The ICC said that one of the reasons that they were reducing the World Cup to a ten team event was because they would expand the World T20. This isn't expansion, it is tokenism. If growth of the game is an actual ambition of the governing body they need to unlock the doors, not just open them a crack so the odd team can sneak through.

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