Parallel cricket in india by zee - what is your opinion?
April 5, 2007 6:32am CST
Hi, we have recently heard announcements that a parallel cricket academy in india is going to be created by zee. It will have international, national and amateur players in groups competing each other for a good amount of prize money. What do you think about it? Will it improve the status of cricket in India? Or will it be detrimental to players' unity? Kindly share your views. Thanks.
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6 Apr 07
It is a good idea but I don't whether there is any national academy for cricket.There are sports hostels for hockey which have performed very well in producing the quality hockey players.Though there is one by MRF , "MRF Pace Foundation" where Denis Lilee used to coach and groom Indian bowlers.SriNath is a product of the academy.I don't think it will have any effect on the player's unity as they should be trained at a young age and not when they are playing for the country.Whereas I think it will reduce the politics we have in players selection on the basis of regional bias.It will also increase the young players confidence as they will be coached by top players of Indian as well other countries.Also they will have a practice of playing matches in a world class environment.
5 Apr 07
I really feel it should work and it has come at the right time. We have already seen a similar initiative in Hockey in the shape of PHL and although it is picking up slowly, it is much better than the IHF thing. Lets hope for the best for Mr. Subhash Chandra. He has put all his efforts in the right direction and only time would tell now as to the level to which it becomes successful.
5 Apr 07
I think is will create a healthy competition.It's being rumored that Zee chairman has approached Mcgrath and Warne to coach in his academy.Sourav and Sachin are also believed to be included into the academy in future.While it's hard to say just yet whether the informations are true,it seems that there will be parallel bleeding grounds for cricket.I don't think this will be detrimental to cricket in any way.