Improvement of Cricket
Improvement of Cricket
১১ আগস্ট ২০২০ ৩:৩৬ অপরাহ্ণ
(A) Popularise cricket!
1. Restructure Current test teams.
For Cricket to enhance first the standard of the present test teams should be improved. Teams like England and West Indies got to be more competitive. Here are some suggestions:
Introduce cricket in schools and colleges.
More cricket competitions should be held.
Cricket telecasts should be shown on a liberal to air channels.
Short sorts of the sportlike twenty20 should be played to capture the public imagination.
Improvement of cricket stadiums and fields.
Increase the competitiveness of domestic competition.
Selection based only on merit NOT on quotas.
Encouraging native peoples like coloreds, Aborigines & Maoris to represent the national squad.
2. Restructuring Current ODI Teams.
It is disheartening for the present ODI status teams to play only during world cups. Such an unfair policy would never see new teams improve. Teams like Canada, UAE, Scotland, Namibia & Holland should tend permanent ODI status and official tournaments should be played amongst themselves and therefore the 3 bottom-ranked test teams. Regulation of 35 yrs should be imposed to encourage youngsters.
Kenya should tend to Test Status.
3. League Format
All teams Test and ODI should be ranked in groups of 5. the highest 5 are going to be grp A. Next 5 B then on. Teams during a particular group are allowed to play with teams in their own group also as adjacent groups only. eg. A cannot playschool C teams. [Except Tests & World Cups] per annum, the groups are restructured.
4. Improve the quality of Upcoming teams
To ensure that debutants in ODI competitions have a world exposure to cricket before their debut, international tournaments should be held. Here's what should be done.
Two international annual tournaments should be held. Two teams should be selected from each country. 1. The team that has won the domestic competition and a couple of. An assortment composed of the simplest players of the opposite teams. this is able to give budding players the specified international exposure. Venues rotated annually.
An auxiliary domestic competition should be held. a minimum of 5 local teams and three international teams (best players) compete in ODI and test matches. Any ODI status country can participate.
Teams wishing to enhance their game can learn from the subsequent countries on tour:
Batting: India, Australia
Spin Bowling: India, Sri Lanka
Fast Bowling Australia, South Africa
Seam Bowling: England, New Zealand.
The ICC must have a transparent process for teams obtaining ODI and test status. this is often what it should do.
To get associate status, local boards should ensure:
A cricket education program is introduced in schools
Cricket equipment is quickly available
Adequate playing grounds are available
International matches are telecast on a liberal to air TV channels and radio.
A well-maintained website of the national cricket authority.
To get permanent ODI status teams should:
Be placed 1,2 or 3 within the ICC Associate World Cup.
Have a minimum of one accredited (C grade --see gradings below) stadium.
see pt 4 above.
To get Test Status teams should:
Have a waiting period of 5 years after ODI status
Have a minimum of a B grade stadium
Toured all test playing nations & played first-class matches there.
Won a minimum of 10 ODI matches against Test nations.
5. Introduction of cutting-edge technology
I feel that technology should be introduced to cricket. this is often what cricket needs.
Use of tracking technology for LBW decisions.
Use of high frame rate cameras to determine run-outs and stumpings.
Use of lasers to go with run-out decisions.
Use of sensors in bails and within the boundary rope to work out if the batsman is out OR hit a 4.
Use of stump microphone to work out close catching decisions.
Use of yellow & red cards to suspend players from the sport of repeatedly flouting rules.
Use of 'Eye-Vision' technology to reinforce TV viewing.
Use of 'True-Track' technology to offer the space the ball carried (6's)
Use of biodegradable paint to color the infield and outfield.
6. The ICC.
Here are some recommendations to the ICC
Change its name to something more representative like Global Cricket Federation (GCF).
No veto rights to member nations.
Be a neighborhood of the International Olympic Committee.
Strive to form Cricket an Olympic sport.
Increase penalties for drug offenses & racial abuse.
Play the anthem before the beginning of every match within the World Cup.
Playoff for 3rd place within the WC
Gold, Silver, or Bronze Medals given to every player in WC. (like in football)
Have a minimum of 24 teams play within the WC.
For the planet Cup, international icons should be made by chief guests. eg UN Sec. General, Monarch of England, sports stars, premiers, etc.
Obtain domain names like cricket.com, .org, etc.
In the site have detailed info like player and team stats, current news, player profiles, how the game is played, links to national boards, online telecast of matches, history, facts and stats, rankings, etc.
Provide software to calculate the Duckworth Lewis results.
Use the latest programming languages like XML, SQL, ASP, etc. for the website.
Setting up blogs and bulletin boards.
7. taking over the world.
To encourage more countries to require up cricket, cricket must be marketed well. Teams like Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore have an honest program and must be encouraged to get ODI status.
For cricket to succeed regional sporting giants should tend top priority. These countries are regional giants and act sort of a catalyst to spread the game to neighboring countries. The countries are China, the USA, Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Nigeria Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morrocco, Sweden, Fiji, Argentina, and Brazil.
Have a brand ambassador for cricket. people that realize the game and are internationally famous should be selected. Names like Russel Crowe, Shaggy, Christian Vieri (footballer ITALY) observe ambassadors.
Cricket should be introduced equally to all or any races and ladies should even be encouraged to require up the game.
If I were the president of the ICC, this is often what I might do to market the game during a country.
See that major sports shops refill cricket gear.
Pitches are readily available.
Cricket is shown on a liberal to air channels.
A cricket program is introduced in schools and universities.
Well, known directors should be requested to form cricket themed movies starring documented actors.
Introducing the game to famous sportsmen, politicians, actors, directors, media personalities, businessmen, and making them enjoy the game.
The next step would have an advertising blitz in famous newspapers, magazines, top websites, TV, radio. The ads should be run a month approximately. Promos showing the country's top personalities supporting cricket should be aired. _ Nothing like having the country's premier within the promo.
The marketing blitz should cumulate with top international teams playing alongside the host nation during a tournament.
(B) Rules that need to be changed:
1) Elimination of the Leg-bye rule.
The Lb rule is pretty unfair to the bowler. By elimination, such a rule would allow the batsman to play at the ball, rather than getting runs off the deflection of his clothing.
2) Direct Hit on the stump renders the ball dead.
At present, if a fielder hits the stumps directly when the batsman is taking a run & he's safe, if it deflects off it, the batsman can run overthrows (extra runs). By enabling the ball 'dead' it might encourage the fielders to hit the stumps more often. If the batsman ran after this, the additional runs would be overruled.
3) Leg-side LBW decision
At present, if the ball is pitched outside the leg-stump, but maybe a clear LBW decision, the batsman isn't out. thanks to advances in technology today, we will predict an LBW. Hence LBW decisions should be simplified by this method, if the trajectory appears to hit the stump the Batsman is OUT.
4) Correct Nomenclature
Terms like leg-spin and off-spin are outdated. Better terms would be wrist spin and finger spin.
(C) Accreditation to stadiums
The ICC must start rating stadiums. the higher the rating of the stadium more matches it's allowed to carry. Here are my parameters. Points are shown alongside in y/n format.
Capacity (in 1000's)
Pitch invasion history? 0/20
Smooth Entry/Exit 30/5
Crowd Management history good/bad 30/5
Match history 1st & 2nd inn win ratio (40-60 range) 50/10
Grassy field 10/5
Facilities (practice, media, parking, toilets, food) 35/10
Replay screen 20/0
Electronic Scoreboard 15/5
Sightscreen moving needed? 0/10
Bounce (good/low) 30/10
Support for bowlers 20/5
Ave. Runs within the range (240-280) 50