We have a serious point to make

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Those of you who’ve only read this website for a couple of years or so might not be aware that this ever happens. Mostly we try and avoid it because people only end up giving us stick.

Our point has been made over at the Wisden Cricketer, because for some reason we always try and write like a grown-up for them.

Essentially, it revolves around the value of a run being defined by the match in which it’s scored and from there, we’re saying that when runs are more scarce and more valuable, every on-field event is that much more significant.

Basically, we’re saying that pitches are too flat for about the billionth time.


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  1. You know what your problem is, KC? It’s that you are only interested in actual cricket. Just for once put yourself in the shoes of a city fund manager looking for a venue at which to entertain a prospective client. He needs predictablity – if the corporate hospitality brochure says that this match will last five days, he needs it to last five days. He needs face time with his client – he doesn’t want anything interesting to be happening that might distract his man. And he needs space, quiet, and a sense of exclusivity – the fewer people who actually go to watch the cricket, the better it is for serious business discussions.

    Just imagine what cricket would be like if the ICC and ECB started looking after the interests of “cricket fans”. Where would Giles get his smug, overblown sense of fatness from then, eh?

  2. And for the Billionth time India are playing Sri Lanka in a test match and for the millionth time it will end up with 650 playing 600. batsmen average will go up by 2 runs each and bowlers average will go up by 4 runs each.

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