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Salesh Dipak Fernando

DEAR ICC – THE BALANCE IS MISSING

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I still have vivid memories of my first cricket match – India vs Pakistan Quarter-Final 1996. How time flies by.  The gentlemen’s game has come a long way since then. It has evolved but I am not sure for better or worse.

Sixes were supposed to be a rare event waiting for that elusive six with bated breath. Somehow I loved that. The batsman coming out on top despite the fielders all around him. It was cricket at it’s best. There was something for the bowlers as well as the batsman. It was an even contest. A 50-50 scenario.

The present rules are tilting the game heavily in favour of those wield the willow. If 400 becomes a norm then it’s a signal that all is not well with the rules. If every Tom Dick and Harry can hit a six then what’s the fun.

Don’t get me wrong I still love the game but I hate a scenario where it seems like the batsmen are in power play mode for the whole of 50 overs

Dear ICC it’s time for a revamp. Please re-think the rules for the good of the game.

 

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  1. Well said, Salesh. It’s largely becoming a game for batsmen. Except the Australia NewZealand one. That was pretty close and amazing.

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