শনিবার, সেপ্টেম্বর ১৯, ২০২০
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১১ আগস্ট ২০২০
৪:১৪ অপরাহ্ণ
Indian Cricket - Taking It To subsequent Level
Indian Cricket - Taking It To subsequent Level

১১ আগস্ট ২০২০ ৪:১৪ অপরাহ্ণ

It is a surprise and an absolute pity that during a country like India, where cricket has such a mass following, the standard of the team is pedestrian and has consistently produced only mediocre results. With a couple of small changes, it needn't remain that way.

There are 2 broad scenarios that end in a rustic excelling in certain sports. One may be a government-sponsored approach to excelling in sports where people are picked out by the govt at a young age, trained vigorously over a couple of years under a good structure and government-funded program then unleashed on the planet stage to urge good results. this is often something that China has done alright. the opposite approach is when a sport becomes a part of the culture, the masses enjoy playing it, there's an enormous following and therefore the incontrovertible fact that numerous people play it increases the talent pool available. the simplest of them continue to represent the country with distinction. this is often something which will be seen in football in countries like Brazil, Argentina, France, Italy, etc. This scenario is way more enjoyable, sustainable, and also produces consistently good teams. But although cricket has captured the general public imagination in India, the country has struggled to place together a top-quality talent pool and subsequently a top-draw team consistently for very a few years now. Just 2 things done differently can change things for the higher.

1. Role of statistics

The game of cricket lends itself to a great analysis by numbers. Starting with plain batting and bowling averages, the analysis is often extended to the performances in several grounds/countries, against different oppositions and at different stages of the sport.
What this suggests is that there's minimum need for any subjectivity when it involves judging a player. the primary step towards improvement, therefore, is to eliminate subjectivity and minimize or eliminate the weightage given to selectors' subjective calls.

Implementation Mechanism: the method of objectivity has got to start from the primary level of the sport. At the junior level, the thought is to urge an outsized number of players to play and to trace the performances of this massive pool. this could be done all across the country and therefore the only thing needed may be a good program and scorer & operator to capture all the small print of the batting, bowling, and fielding performances of every individual of every team. Out of this, the highest X% of performers are often picked to travel onto the subsequent stage of representation and development. So, there might be a Basic level where anyone can enroll and play tournaments. to travel to subsequent Level 2, the highest 40% supported actual performance from the essential level is going to be selected. Similarly, to travel the extent 3, the highest 40% from Level 2 supported performance is going to be selected then on. This gradation and movement from one tier to subsequent might be a yearly or half-yearly process. This process ensures the objective selection of players supported actual performance and not someone's judgment call.

The current system (for age bracket and other selections) where a couple of selectors "see" a player perform for a couple of minutes within the nets or match then decide whether he's to be selected isn't fair and foolproof. Further, it's not unprecedented for selectors to be paid or offered favors to pick certain players. Once this happens, the standard of the pool available is instantly compromised and sub-standard players are the sole ones who will move onto subsequent levels. Many observers of the sport have acknowledged to the present is the most important ill ailing Indian cricket today.

Bottom line: Limit Selectors subjectivity and where possible, eliminate selectors! Use actual numbers per annum to pick top performers.

2. Role of corporates

Corporates in India love cricket and rightly so too. the sport features a lot of breaks which suggests many opportunities for inserting ads, the sport involves and gets high involvement from the watchers and lastly, the sport extends for an extended duration which suggests it takes care of the programming needs of the TV channels for an extended time!
Since cricket is so important for corporates, it's in their own interest to make sure that the sport continues to stay popular among the masses. this may happen as long as the team does well. After all, how long can a team of losers hold the people's interest? If India continues to flounder in cricket, it won't be long before it goes the hockey way, where a once proud and unbeatable team is usually losing and nobody cares or expects anything better from them any more! a lively role by corporates to make sure that the team is formed strong and stays strong is useful for all concerned. Corporates can do that by backing youngsters and providing training and training facilities to young players. albeit one during a thousand that a company supports goes on to play for the country, the mileage that the company will get out of it's immense.

Implementation Mechanism: A successful model of corporate involvement in shaping young cricketers is that the MRF Pace Academy. Unfortunately, it seems to be waging a lone battle to urge winners on the team. Other corporates must establish similar coaching academies and supply coaches and instructors to youngsters. With proper guidance, these people are going to be ready to perform well in tournaments. The more the great performers, the higher the extent of play becomes, and therefore the more likely that the highest performers will actually be specialized.

In this regard, the recent announcement by the Zee group that they're going to be launching a league with coaches and trainers is great news. But to be really successful, it also needs an honest input of players who will respond well to professional coaching. that's a niche that must be filled urgently.

Bottom line: Corporate got to contribute to guarding their own self-interest.

Conclusion

Just these 2 things will go an extended way in making the Indian team the simplest cricket team within the world. But it's vital to possess these two things to go hand-in-hand. Having an excellent, objective selection process is of no use if the input quality is bad and similarly, having great corporate support and training facilities is of no use if real performers aren't getting selected! Implementing the above 2 things together will work magic though and following Indian cricket will become a rewarding experience again for many India's passionate followers!

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