The 20 million$ Stanfor 20-20 !!!!
November 4, 2008 6:24am CST
Everyone is aware of this new era in the history of cricket with the advancement of the 20-20 cricket, wherein a cricket match is over in approximately 3 to 3.5 hours. This new format has brought in rapid excittement, jubiliation, thrill, interst and has completely mustard people's support to enhance the development of cricket as a world-wide game. This has really gave cricket a new shape.. But, the recent 20-20 match called the 'SATNFORD 20-20 FOR 20' was a game played in Antigua between All Stars and England. In this match the winning team wold get a total of 13 million$ and three and a half million$ to boath the boards. That sums as the totL of a 20 MILLION$ to be spent that night.. I belive this is complete commercialisation of cricket. In other tournaments such as the IPL in india this has already been initiated but such a match is almost impossible for one to believe. I think this will spoil the gentlemen's game which will now be played for money and to upgrade the spirits of patriotism and love for one's nation...... Do you agree???
5 Nov 08
Are you sleeping. Cricket has always been for money. Did you think that Tendulkar, Lara, Ponting goes into cricketing because of the love of the game or because it is a gentlemen game. No my friend. Cricketing was always for the money because it was not the gentlemen who were out in the sun batting and bowling. Cricketers are always the ones who doesn't have a rich family background. It is good that Allan Sanford come and rally back interest in this game. Sanford 20/20 was in before the lucrative India IPL. Alot of interest was lost when Australia utilized the umpires in there favour. No one wants to watch the one nor the test. Yes I agree that the interest was not loss on the Asia Continent but if you look at the other cricketing nations they were all losing their fans because of the Australia dominance. Now Sanford as well as the IPL is now renewing those that was lost to basketball and football. West Indians supporters love the Sanford 20/20 as much as you India's loves the IPL.