Sunday, July 5, 2009

World T20 in 2010 Pushed Ahead by a Week

No that's not because Shahid Afridi said that Pakistan will not have enough time to savour their victory in the 2009 tournament.

The World T20 in 2010 was always scheduled for April 23rd - May 9th, however this morning saw the news mentioned that the competition will be held from May 1st - May 16th.

No one has officially said why the World T20 in 2010 has been pushed ahead by a week, but I believe its because of the IPL.

That is not a bad thing. I like the IPL; it provides for exciting cricket, which can be up a notch if more cricketers are available for it.

However, if the ICC tournament has been pushed ahead because of the IPL then I would like the ICC to stand up and say it was.

Instead of passing the buck on to the cricket boards and saying that they all got together to agree for the best suitable time, etc etc etc

For if that is how it happens, then what is the ICC there for?

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8 Pitched:

  1. Naked Cricket said...
     

    That'll be the day, when the ICC scrap the WC because of the IPL. And blame it on rain.

  2. Q said...
     

    That day is not too far away NC.. I don't think..

  3. Krish said...
     

    Whoever wants to win the World T20 should prohibit their players from playing in the IPL. :-)

  4. Q said...
     

    Krish,

    If 2007 and 2009 are anything to go by, then yep ;-)

    It'll be interesting to note how the Indian camp goes abt this next year..

  5. Rayden said...
     

    Yaay, one whole week extra for Pakistan to keep the World Cup.

    I still think the T20 WC should have been postponed by a year not by a week.

  6. Q said...
     

    Rayden,

    The ICC don't want to take away a tournament from the West Indies.. I don't know why but yeah its true..

  7. Rayden said...
     

    Q - I dont want the ICC to take away a tournament from WI either. They should have just gone ahead with the champions trophy as scheduled earlier and cancel the 2009 tournament in SA. In fact I wouldnt even mind if the champions trophy and the T20 WC was held in WI in two successive years. But organizing a WORLD CUP in two successive years is nuts according to me.

  8. Q said...
     

    Rayden,

    Agree completely. Champs trophy in 2009 should have been cancelled.

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