Celebrating 20 years of the home of cricket

'We are all custodians of the game'

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell delivers the keynote speech at the ESPNcricinfo for Cricket Summit in Brisbane, Australia

Producer: Arya Yuyutsu

November 27, 2013

Posted by Bang_La on (November 30, 2013, 23:26 GMT)

Yes you are, so as a great custodian you initiated underarm bowling by Trevor against NZ. Some custodian!!

Posted by   on (November 30, 2013, 13:58 GMT)

All of us, irrespective of our status in our respective fields, should learn something from the politico-economic history of the world. All "Administrated Economies" gradually waned, and ultimately perished. Or, in the throes of that declining process. Marxist concept of egalitarianism and equitable distribution of wealth (often, it turned out to be, of poverty) never worked in the long run. Powerful global leaders like Comrade Stalin or Comrade Mao could not make it work.

The only logic which worked so far is the one of "Open Market Mechanism". The "efficient market theory" says that the most efficient one in coping with the nuances of the market is the ultimate winner. That is the power-politics-economics equivalent of Darwinism -- to paraphrase Darwin "the struggle for survival and the success of the fittest"

Earlier we accept this doctrine; better for all of us. Then all of us (in this particular case, all cricket boards) will work harder, efficiently, and effectively.

Posted by Digitalbouncer on (November 30, 2013, 6:34 GMT)

I think the game should be played fairly and all the boards should play important role.Why Pakistan players are ignored in IPL, its simple they are the better player in sub-continent conditions so Indian players heroship can be damaged..

Posted by patibandlakoshal on (November 30, 2013, 5:33 GMT)

India (IPL) pays 10 Times more than what Aus/Eng would pay. So for stars like Kevin/Ponting/Andrew Symonds/Hussey/Gilchrist IPL is first choice.Simple fact. If fans are interested in watching test cricket. It will survive or else it will die. Again it is simple fact. No action is needed. When something turns into worse, it will automatically get corrected.

Posted by Little_Aussie_Battler on (November 28, 2013, 12:36 GMT)

Make this man the President of the I.C.C.

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