Champions league T20 or League for the Champions from India?
October 12, 2012 3:36am CST
Hi friends. just yesterday i was checking a certain cricket website and i came across a certain comment which made me start this discussion. this is the 4th season of champions league. countries like india,pakistan,sri lanka,australia,newzealand,england,south africa and west indies have sent their domestic T20 champions for this tournament.i think. now the teams. india - csk,mi,kkr & dd. pakistan - sialkot stallions. Srilanka - uva next. newzealand - auckland aces. England - hampshire & yorkshire. south africa- lions & titons. Australia - sydney sixers & perth scorchers. west indies - trinidad and tobago. so total of 14 teams out of which 8 teams qualify for the final 10 by some mystery ways. india,asutralia and south africa teams fill 8 out of 10 spots while the remaining 6 teams have to fight for the remaining 2 spots. during the previous editions,india sent the top 3 teams from its domestic league but this time they increased it to 4. guess what? while teams like pakistan,srilanka,newzealand and west indies which sent just one team have to fight for a spot in final 10, all 4 teams from india get there without any qualification round. why? now the big picture is 4 out of the final 10 is an indian team which means the indians teams have much better chance at winning the cup for the third time than any other country. i got a better idea. why instead of sending their top 4,they should sent their top 8 and make all other international teams fight for the remaining 2 spots? or better why not call this tournament that happens every september ICL or Indians Champions league?
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12 Oct 12
yea , it diissapointed from a cricket fan point of view .As a cricket fan we want more entertainment but 4 out of 10 straight to the league without any barrier , it become one side game . Last few champion league was not so famous as it should be therefore the concern body should think again for the next league .
12 Oct 12
I think there are many aspects to this. When Champions League started it was these three countries i.e. India, South Africa and Australia were the ones that came up with idea. The other boards were not exactly very supportive of it with boards pulling teams out at the last moment. So that is probably one reason why these three boards get their teams in while the others are still contending for lesser spots. But I think this will get itself sorted out as we me move forward and other boards start voicing their concerns about not getting enough seats. Cheers! Ram