Chief executives and chairmen of the 18 counties were informed of the plans on Monday morning as the ECB aim to attract a new family audience to the game. Changes to the ECB constitution are needed before the proposal can be approved with an ECB board meeting scheduled for tomorrow to begin that process. Under the plans, the new competition will consist of eight new teams - all owned by the ECB - facing off in an IPL play-off style system. Each team would have a squad of 15 players, including a maximum of three overseas players, under the guidance of a general manager, with every side given a central pot to spend on players and a coaching staff.
Share via Email This article is over 8 months old West Indies celebrate beating England at Eden Gardens in January, but they are leading the battle to regulate the format more thoroughly. Cricket is at a crossroads and there is a growing acceptance among its administrators that the primacy of internationals — Test cricket in particular — is being diminished by the proliferation of short-form tournaments that, if unchecked, could cause irreversible damage.
To that end, the chief executives of the full member national boards will come together at the next ICC meeting in Kolkata in April to debate a discussion paper on the possible future landscape for domestic Twenty20 cricket within the world game, and recommendations that include: Indeed, the intention is not to diminish the established T20 leagues but to ensure a balance is struck that means both domestic and international cricket can coexist and thrive when the ICC introduces Test and ODI leagues from It stems from a fear that, unless the governing body brings in tougher rules that guarantee league revenues go back into player development rather than to private owners, the grassroots of the sport could wither.
But once they get there, a number disappear into the domestic leagues — of which five fall during the traditional Caribbean season from October to March. West Indies have been a lone voice of protest but other major nations are beginning to wake up to the challenge as more and more players become globetrotting guns for hire, diluting the competitions and national teams they leave behind.
By limiting the number of ICC-accredited Twenty20 leagues that cricketers under 32 can play in each year — one at home and two abroad is a suggested formula — it is believed a balance can be struck that sees workloads managed and cricketers less torn between international and domestic careers.
Perhaps the toughest proposal to get over the line — and one already seen as unlikely until — is regional windows for Twenty20 leagues.
T20 graphic This would allow international cricket to breathe during the remaining six months. Beyond approving tournaments using its existing minimal criteria, the ICC has always maintained that domestic Twenty20 cricket issues sit outside its remit.
The doomsday scenario mentioned in the corridors of power sees a wealthy backer set up a league in an associate nation for a nominal fee and place no restrictions on overseas players, before assembling squads along national lines and offering broadcasters a quasi-international tournament.
If that appears far-fetched then consider the proposed new leagues in Canada and the United Arab Emirates. Organisers for the former say teams will require four local players per squad but none in the playing XI, while the latter is said be to considering up to 10 overseas cricketers per team.
Capping the number of overseas players is viewed as essential, while ensuring prompt payment — via the use of escrow accounts — and increased fitness screening are other mooted safeguards.PAUL NEWMAN: One of cricket’s most influential leaders has called for an end to any move towards franchise Twenty20 cricket and instead wants to follow football’s example.
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(IPL), which fueled Twenty20, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is . T20 plan is another step on cricket’s sleepwalk to a big-city business model The ECB’s new format is part of an inexorable move away from the counties while clubs like Northamptonshire lose.
He is the inventor of Twenty20 cricket. Robertson is far too modest to take complete credit for introducing the short form of cricket which is providing unprecedented riches and opportunities, not.
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Refund & exchange policy Refund & exchange form. South Africa-based broadcaster SuperSport saw ratings increase by 32% compared to the last edition of the ICC World Twenty20 two years ago, while in the UK, the men’s final saw a peak audience of million, which is a record for any cricket match broadcast on Sky Sports.