Gerrumonside ref Posted August 16, 2022 Share Posted August 16, 2022 On 15/08/2022 at 13:51, gingerjon said: I don't disagree that it's a giant white elephant of a tournament that's already been left behind by the IPL deciding to invest in the UAE not here but ... ... assuming its stated aims of expanding the audience and increasing attendances are real then it does make a sort of sense to play it at the start of the season when its marketing budget can then be used to drive these definitely real new audiences to further matches at these grounds and county/regional competitions coming up across the country. Right now, the Hundred audience is being sold 'cricket' but with no additional cricket on hand to spend their money on even if they wanted to. Have our ECB overlords been out-manoeuvred by the IPL owners? I get the gist that the winter England tours as we know them could now be in jeopardy or at the least shorn of some of their most exciting players. is it really this grim or has the ship already sailed? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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