Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/mihirbose/2008/05/an_english_cricket_season_mark.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/mihirbose/2008/05/an_english_cricket_season_mark.html en-gb 30 Sat 28 Feb 2015 16:07:03 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/mihirbose/2008/05/an_english_cricket_season_mark.html GunnerSanj http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/mihirbose/2008/05/an_english_cricket_season_mark.html?page=87#comment7 I was in Bangalore,India a few weeks ago on work and went to one of the IPL games being played there Bangalore v Chenai.I had a great time, the organisors really put on a great show. I enjoy my test cricket but I think 20/20 will phase out the 50 over ODI.I saw a mix of Aus/SA/Indian/SL/Nz players playing good cricket in a fun atmosphere...sad to see that no English players were there Wed 21 May 2008 14:31:40 GMT+1 tinyscorpio http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/mihirbose/2008/05/an_english_cricket_season_mark.html?page=75#comment6 Mihir,Some Aussie cricketers who played in the IPL matches are yet to be paid. The news item which appears in the on-line versio of the Bangalore paper Deccan Herald carries a large news item on this. Please read it . the link is:http://www.deccanherald.com/Content/May182008/sports2008051868661.asp?section=updatenews.A few friends of mine in Bangalore say that they heard from one of the franchisees thathe was wondering whether he would break even in 5 years.There is life yet in the traditional cricket. We should not writeit off. IPL may yet turn out to be a white elephant.Kiran Sun 18 May 2008 18:11:43 GMT+1 tinyscorpio http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/mihirbose/2008/05/an_english_cricket_season_mark.html?page=62#comment5 This post has been Removed Sun 18 May 2008 17:30:28 GMT+1 JobyJak http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/mihirbose/2008/05/an_english_cricket_season_mark.html?page=50#comment4 The only country not to have taken to the IPL is England! Surprise, surprise.It's obvious that Crcket England is very jealous, seeing as though they invented 20/20 and now it is being taken to new heights by India.Why does the BBC have to support English Crickets stance so irrevocably? There are no articles or league tables etc about what is actually happening in the IPL, even though every cricket fan I know is watching it. Thank god for www.iplt20.com and Setanta! Sun 18 May 2008 12:22:12 GMT+1 rambo60 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/mihirbose/2008/05/an_english_cricket_season_mark.html?page=37#comment3 mr cricket you just seem to be living in the past the ipl has done more for cricket and cricketers in the last 6months than what the ecb and county cricket has done for the last 50years in the last few days ipl club owners are flexing thier muscles and players who are not performing will be discarded and those who perform will get better contracts as they will be in high demand next year its called suply and demand mr living in the past and the consiquence of this is that we the cricket fan will see better and fitter cricketers playing a more exciting dynamic and skillful game as for you sir sup your g and t and sooze through county cricket match watching the journeymen cricketers Sat 17 May 2008 10:17:07 GMT+1 Gav http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/mihirbose/2008/05/an_english_cricket_season_mark.html?page=25#comment2 Mr CricketWhen you talk about Greedy people, the fact is, it is money that promotes every show. In Economics, behind every successful venture, capital is of extreme importance. In your own job,if you get a 200% pay-rise for working in a different organisation, the chances are, you will accept it. I have managed to catch some matches of IPL, and I can tell you it has been very entertaining.The only problem with us English is, we dont want to accept it (as Shane Warne and Peter Roebuck said in thier articles). The truth is, when ECB comes up with a similar T20 competition, the grounds will be flooded with these so called cricket purists who seem to 'loathe' IPL concept. There is no evidence that T20 will hurt Test cricket. and if Test cricket does need protection, then I think it should not really be saved. Let the public decide what they want and not force our purist views on others. Sat 17 May 2008 09:54:49 GMT+1 Sheflonken http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/mihirbose/2008/05/an_english_cricket_season_mark.html?page=12#comment1 Mihir you are right that the English pioneered the spread of cricket. The torch however now seems to have passed to India, and there is potential for the torch to be wrenched away by a younger country.I believe the IPL etc has potential to be far bigger than the Packer revolution. I am an ardent test fan but I found myself asking would I rather watch Tim Southee going off for bad light or Shane Bond bowling at 90+ in the IPL 20:20. MCC and the test playing countries that most support Tests need to take a good hard look at how they guarantee an audience and quality players in the next 20 years, that is the challenge and there may be no easy answers. Sat 17 May 2008 07:58:44 GMT+1 Mr Cricket http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/mihirbose/2008/05/an_english_cricket_season_mark.html?page=0#comment0 The only people whose attention is focused on the IPL are those who are more interested in how much money the players are getting. No-one has any interest in the cricket, or can remember anything about almost any of it. It's entirely typical of our shallow celebrity obsessed media that the money has got their attention. We have to endure all the boring insiders sitting around talking about how marvellous it all is, when in reality they are just greedy for their bit of the pie. Now we have the MCC World cricket committee talking about curtailing the English season significantly, for the sole purpose of enabling perhaps a dozen players to make more money. Bearing in mind Collingwood was paid nearly £500,000 last year for very average performances, this is simply obscene. Fri 16 May 2008 15:08:07 GMT+1