shorten the comp back to like it was before they got too greedy, and it needs more top international stars as well. it could do without all the bloody Power surge, x- factor, bash boost crap as well. i don't even know what that sh*t means.I'm interested to know what people think needs to be done to breathe life back into the competition after record low crowds to start this season.
I've thought about that too recently, but a problem with is it you need to have 3 genuinely competitive teams. If it's 2 A grade teams with 1 B grade team then it's not very interesting.One thing I've really started missing is the ODI Tri-Series over January, I think CA could do worse than giving that another go (ensuring it is broadcast on FTA of course). Scale back the ticket prices and the fun police to get the crowds and atmosphere back. With the amount of opposition fans that usually flock to games in most Australian cities nowadays I don't think neutral games would be a huge problem, particularly with the value of TV rights for the comp in the subcontinent.
Yeah I think something along those lines is how you would have to work it. I could see an Australia, NZ and IND/ENG/SA/PAK combination work really well. Sri Lanka and West Indies series would need some further thought, and yeah you wouldn't want NZ here every year either.I've thought about that too recently, but a problem with is it you need to have 3 genuinely competitive teams. If it's 2 A grade teams with 1 B grade team then it's not very interesting.
I suppose they could try to get NZ on board and have an Aus, NZ & India/England/SA for the 4/5 test series when only 1 team travels here and then have Australia and the teams playing the 3 & 2 test series (The Sri Lanka, Pakistan, West Indies sort of series) in those years as they will both be here the same summer.
It's T20 cricket. This is it's life.I'm interested to know what people think needs to be done to breathe life back into the competition after record low crowds to start this season.
What was the TV rights deal that killed it? What changed?The league was absolutely flying a few years ago when it was on Channel 10, 80-90k crowd on New Years day for a domestic cricket match? Crazy.
CA got greedy and extended the season, then that horrendous rights deal with 7/Fox killed it even further.
The talent just isn't there, it certainly was when the league was peaking, but now the better players would rather play in leagues like the BPL where they can get paid the same/more for less work. The salary cap needs adjusting in order to try and bag some stars for each side again.
Shorten the comp, and start it just before Christmas.
Get rid of the gimmicky crap.
Honestly feel like CA have already done the damage though, it'll never be as popular as it once was sadly, but perhaps it can get back closer to what it was.
I still can't get over how bad that TV rights deal was, CA hemorrhaged the long term future of the game for short term gain, was just a really poor choice.