Following a TV on BBC interview last weekend the oracle GB came up
with a great idea to boost English County cricket, suggesting that 4 day
County games should begin on Friday and continue through Saturday,
Sunday and finish on the Monday.
Dermot Reeve had previously discussed the tiring schedules that
cricketers are going through at the moment .
GB had said it all, s***the Sunday league. Theres enough one day
cricket as it is and a one day game in between a 4 day game is
detrimental to the effect that styles have to be adjusted for fill in
Mickey Mouse, carry on cricket.
I think that such a radical step would significantly improve standards
and maintain focus on the right kind of cricket in preparation for the 5
day game known as a Test Match in most countries. It would also bring in
the crowds eg. Many folk take Fridays off for a long weekend, Saturday
and Sunday (normally hols) and Monday (long weekends and or sickys).
This leaves time for rest and the 55 and 60 over games during the week.
Nice one GB, sense from a Yorkshire man.