Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Twenty 20 Over & Out

So England bid farewell to the Twenty20 World Cup. To be fair they'd got as far as they deserved to. The selectors still seem unable to grasp that this is virtually a different sport to even 50 over cricket, let alone 5 day tests.

How ironic that it was the english weather that helped contribute to our eventual defeat.

There's one thing I don't understand. The infamous Duckworth/Lewis method takes a lot of criticism but I've yet to see a better method of deciding weather affected games. But why was it even necessary yesterday? England had completed their innings and the game was being played under floodlights. So why couldn't it have continued till it's natural 20 over conclusion? Under lights is under lights even if it's 3 in the morning.

The competition will continue without us, with the cavalier play and (over-) enthusiastic atmospheric crowds its unlikely to diminish in excitement and entertainment .

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