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User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1704 times:

The Not In India Premier League looks like being - well, not in India.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/sport/cri...move/2009/03/22/1237656770287.html

THE Indian Premier League is leaving India. An extraordinary meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India yesterday in Mumbai ended with the remarkable resolution to stage the tournament in either South Africa or England "because of the extraordinary situation existing this year".

Security concerns heightened by recent terrorist attacks in Lahore and Mumbai, added to general elections in India during the tournament draining the amount of security available to players, made the situation untenable. The BCCI was unable to guarantee the safety of players so alternative venues were immediately being sought.


A sad state of affairs but possibly inevitable after the Lahore fiasco.

The question now becomes how much security will be enough?

Does the word surrender come to anyone's mind?

[Edited 2009-03-22 17:18:46]

[Edited 2009-03-22 17:19:19]

Edits to try to make the title NIIPL were not successful!

[Edited 2009-03-22 17:20:09]

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User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1662 times:

Personally I am through with cricket. I couldn't care less, the idiots at ICC and all the boards can go to hell for all I care. I hope cricket only goes downhill from here.

User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1655 times:

Well the idiots at ICC change from time to time, and it seems the case that a number of the various boards have some sort of collective madness at present but there are still some parts to the game that are inspiring. And last time around, the IPL was a revelation of the extent of talent in India and to a lesser extent in Pakistan.

I am a bit surprised that the Indians did not give a bigger shake, presumably it is an indication from players that they are not keen on following Samaraweera (hope I got that right or my Sri Lankan friend will give me curry!!). The Sri Lankans as far as one can tell are about the only ones to come out of it all with a great deal of credit, followed by Broad and co who did have a fair bit to complain about.

Don't give up, Bravo, the game is greater than the idiots, even the prize idiot of all, Mr Terry Wrist.


User currently offlineImiakhtar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 1642 times:



Quoting Baroque (Thread starter):
Security concerns heightened by recent terrorist attacks in Lahore and Mumbai, added to general elections in India during the tournament draining the amount of security available to players, made the situation untenable. The BCCI was unable to guarantee the safety of players so alternative venues were immediately being sought.

SA and the UK may be a bit of a stretch for the huge home support in the sub-continent. I wonder if the BCCI would consider the UAE as a host? After all, there would be plenty of local support and the Emirates have cricketing facilities available.

An interesting article in the Guardian following the Lahore attacks:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009...ubai-abu-dhabi-oasis?commentpage=1

Regards


User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1619 times:



Quoting Imiakhtar (Reply 3):
An interesting article in the Guardian following the Lahore attacks:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009...ubai-abu-dhabi-oasis?commentpage=1

Oh yes, actually Beeston comes ahead of Lahore in my mind on the topic. Maybe because long long ago I lived in Beeston and find it difficult to think of bomb plots and Beeston in the same para.

I took an International organization to Indonesia for its annual meeting a couple of years ago, and when we discussed if we should still go (I think it was after one of the Jakarta bombings) the governing body could not suggest anywhere that could be guaranteed to be safe. So we went, although I have to say attendance was down a bit. But of course the meeting went off well with nary a hiccough.

The trouble is that the real risk level is only apparent after the event. Quite probably though, entry to Dubai will be more tightly controlled and as you say the time zones are closer. If only EK had more of its A380s it could run a shuttle service!!


User currently offlineImiakhtar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1610 times:



Quoting Baroque (Reply 4):
Oh yes, actually Beeston comes ahead of Lahore in my mind on the topic. Maybe because long long ago I lived in Beeston and find it difficult to think of bomb plots and Beeston in the same para.

I can't say I'm familiar with the area. It can't be too far from Headingley right?

Should the tournament come to the UK in April, as originally scheduled, I can't see much cricket being played with the weather and all!  Wink

I still believe it would be a better idea for the BCCI to shift the tournament to the UAE. The facilities at Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah are top class (I'm not sure about Dubai or Abu Dhabi), and in addition to the large migrant worker communities, local cricket fans shouldn't have too much of a problem getting there

With regards to EK's A380s, I was under the impression some were to be configured with 600+ seats for service to the sub-continent. I guess 773s will have to do for the moment.

Regards


User currently offlineImiakhtar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

Well, there seems to be conflicting reports as to who is going to host it. The beeb, SMH and sky are reporting England as being favourites:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/7958664.stm

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news...-cricket-league-20090324-97nd.html

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Wor...Asia/Article/200903415247058?f=rss

Whilst cricinfo support SA :

http://content.cricinfo.com/ipl2009/content/current/story/396514.html

Apparently, '70% of the matches' could be affected by the weather if hosted in England  Wink !

Regards!
 Smile


User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1575 times:



Quoting Baroque (Reply 2):
Don't give up, Bravo, the game is greater than the idiots, even the prize idiot of all, Mr Terry Wrist.

Thanks a lot Baroque, but since idiots are only replaced by idiots, it really doesn't matter. For me cricket has been going down for a while now. And if anything, the new leagues only made things worse. Cricket is not as diverse as football so it really can't take in all these leagues. Then the damned politics, I mean the game has really become a last priority now. I doubt it will get better for me, I already have lost touch with the game, and for the little I may still know, I don't see anything on the horizon.

If I think back and try to find the death blow, it was the retirement of Wasim Akram. I've rarely if ever enjoyed the game like I used.


User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1570 times:



Quoting Imiakhtar (Reply 6):
Apparently, '70% of the matches' could be affected by the weather if hosted in England

And even if not rain, I remember a fully sunny day at a match in Newcastle in late May, where the temp never got above 12 C with a cutting N wind. Not a day to watch anything. At least with 20 20, there could be a bit more wiggle room.

"April brings the sweet spring showers,
On and on for hours and hours". M Flanders

Quoting Bravo45 (Reply 7):
If I think back and try to find the death blow, it was the retirement of Wasim Akram. I've rarely if ever enjoyed the game like I used.

He was great, but Ghambir and Yuvraj are pretty good, and the way he is going, M Johnson could end up in the same league as Akram W - only could, but if you don't watch him, it will be too late. Actually, I thought Imran Khan was a better bowler and R Hadlee took a bit of beating too if there was a rain cloud within 100 miles.

The scramble to take over the failed competition is all a bit unseemly. I am only surprised that nobody has suggested sharing it around, Gulf, SA and UK - YET!!


User currently offlineImiakhtar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1528 times:



Quoting Baroque (Reply 8):
M Johnson could end up in the same league as Akram W - only could, but if you don't watch him, it will be too late.

Very much so. I can't say I've seen much of him, but his century last week against SA was a surprise. It was more a one day slog if anything!

Only a few of months until the Ashes. Being on Edgbaston's doorstep should make life a little easier  Smile

Regards


User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1520 times:



Quoting Imiakhtar (Reply 9):
his century last week against SA was a surprise.

Yes, it was, but possibly not to him. He has been getting very swift 30s and 40s and had a 96 no truncated by a collapse of the Aus tail. This year he has been a less fallible hitter than Haddin, who is no mean hitter either. Cricket she is a changing.

On tonight's SBS news, they were saying England was the favourite for the NIIPL, but they did give an short summary of the UK weather in late spring!! Oh well, there were snowflakes during one Leeds test, but it was OK, the snow did not settle.


User currently offlineImiakhtar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

Well it appears the organisers of the IPL have spoken. South Africa it is:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/7958664.stm

Unfortunately, I don't think Sky has any broadcasting rights. Time to get Mr Murdoch on to it!

Regards


User currently offlineImiakhtar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1496 times:



Quoting Baroque (Reply 8):
And even if not rain, I remember a fully sunny day at a match in Newcastle in late May, where the temp never got above 12 C with a cutting N wind. Not a day to watch anything. At least with 20 20, there could be a bit more wiggle room.

Not so long ago, I used to play cricket for my local youth team. We used to have away fixtures to a small town called Settle in Yorkshire. I can't recall a match to have ever taken place whilst away due to a water-logged pitch.

The weather has wrought havoc on many a Ribblesdale cricket season.

Regards
 Smile


User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1467 times:



Quoting Imiakhtar (Reply 12):
The weather has wrought havoc on many a Ribblesdale cricket season.

I once spent a week camping at Horton in DRibblesdale, except it was more hosing down than dribbling and we spent most days trenching to keep the tents from flooding, and we were on the TOP of a hill. But Ingleside is still a fine mountain (well big hill really).

I was once scheduled to play a full week of cricket at the County ground in Newcastle and every day was rained off. Not a ball bowled. And that would have been in June, presumably on the Indian assessment, the more reliable part of the UK summer.

Regards  eek   crying 


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