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Anger brewing against IPL

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1 hour ago, rangeelaraja said:

 

David Gower: 1:40 to 1:55

 

Easily the most balanced and pleasant English commentator for a long time  ( much more so than Botham, Hussain, or David Lloyd) . We too kicked the 5th test in England that counts in the WTC cycle for IPL.

 

And now we have 2 more IPL teams....

 

 

This a*** goes around in Pee Ess l as well.   Someone should ask this joker how many of current playing XI plays in IPl?  Aussies also play IPl..  Old man has lost his marbles. 

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Gower is not against the IPL. He is against England's centrally contracted players missing international duty, forgoing rest, picking up injuries to play in the IPL. Eng tests clash with the IPL more so than Aus and India (obviously) tests. Lots of you vent when an Indian player misses out on a test due to an injury in the IPL. Don't shoot the messenger. The calendar is insane and test cricket is paying the price.

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Bit rich coming from him when his own Board has prioritised white ball cricket the Hundred and pushed 4 day county games to April and September ( the worst phases for test aspiring batsmen) and he has the cheek to blame the IPL. Max 2/3 of the current team play in the IPL and he thinks that’s the reason for Englands’s poor Test form 

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1 hour ago, Trichromatic said:

Only oldies watch test cricket in England. 

In Australia they have full ground for even 4th and 5th Ashes test despite their team winning series. While same Australia had empty grounds in World Cup. Clearly both Aussies and English are crazy about test cricket.

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There's no harm in withdrawing Player's from IPL to protect Test Cricket and it's legacy. Even 10 years of IPL was not as sweet as the Indian Victory over Gabba fortress with newbies, or India winning a Test series In Australia. 

 

Test Cricket is the highest form of Cricket and will always be the Pioneer format for real cricket lovers. IPL is for pop corn cricket lovers who doesn't understand the game, for people who just swing around their bodies to batsman making merry of Short Boundaries on Flat Pan Cakes.

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1 hour ago, goose said:

Gower is not against the IPL. He is against England's centrally contracted players missing international duty, forgoing rest, picking up injuries to play in the IPL. Eng tests clash with the IPL more so than Aus and India (obviously) tests. Lots of you vent when an Indian player misses out on a test due to an injury in the IPL. Don't shoot the messenger. The calendar is insane and test cricket is paying the price.

Hardly 2-3 English men play IPL with any certainty.

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55 minutes ago, Singh bling said:

In Australia they have full ground for even 4th and 5th Ashes test despite their team winning series. While same Australia had empty grounds in World Cup. Clearly both Aussies and English are crazy about test cricket.

Crazy about ashes. Don't think test series have same crowd.

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54 minutes ago, Singh bling said:

In Australia they have full ground for even 4th and 5th Ashes test despite their team winning series. While same Australia had empty grounds in World Cup. Clearly both Aussies and English are crazy about test cricket.


Yes- cricket audiences in Aus and a England see white ball cricket merely as ‘entertainment’ and ‘time pass’ and they cherish their Ashes rivalry with each other and other Test matches too. Every test match in England is sold out with majority of spectators being English while the white ball matches they are predominantly Indian.

 

CA prioritises the Test summer to that extent that it’s the only board with a t20 league that does not feature the centrally contacted players.. yet the tournament works and their Test summer gets full houses- they are making money from both ends.

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2 hours ago, Sandeep99 said:

IPL has survived and will survive without English cricketers

And they never play a full season anyway. They just play a few games and are off to prepare for whatever test series they have coming up. The English team has a crappy batting lineup which places too much burden on Root. IPL has nothing to do with their current struggles in test cricket.

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50 minutes ago, rkt.india said:

Hardly 2-3 English men play IPL with any certainty.

 

 

very true. that can still impact a test side though. the English get very hung up on the violation of a principle. also to be fair most English pundits are not in fact blaming the IPL so much as the lack of domestic red ball cricket.

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