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Who needs soccer, anyway? Cricket's coming Stateside!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by deskslave, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    No, really.


    Twenty20 is basically the home-run derby of cricket, and is as far from the stereotypical days-long, all-whites affair as can be. Games also typically last about three hours.

    With all that said, this can't possibly work. Or can it?
  2. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    There's enough ex-pats to make some money, but it's not going to crack the U.S. fandom.

    And it's a shame that they insist on trying it with 20-20. Five-day test cricket is much more fascinating. T20 is, as you said, a home-run derby.
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Damn you!
  5. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    And as a home run derby, it has a far better chance of succeeding here.

    People here always say they want high scoring and a lot of action. This fulfills both of those requirements easily.
  6. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Of course, stick the games in the right places and you don't need a single white American to show up. It's not as though there aren't any Indians, Pakistanis, West Indians or, of course, Brits in the U.S.
  7. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I'm right in thinking the sport is particularly strong in the northeast thanks to the large Indian, Pakistani and West Indian communities there, right? I mean, they've played one-day games before at the Skydome in Toronto.
  8. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member


    Ready to see some wicked googlies.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I think this is a silly mid-on idea.
  10. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Anything to promote tea consumption, I say.
  11. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    This is a silly point. :D
  12. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Ain't nobody drinkin' tea at Twenty20. Or multi-day matches for that matter. For varying reasons, both require beer.

    In fact, it was at a Twenty20 match that I saw something I can't believe hasn't caught on in the U.S., or maybe it has and I just haven't seen it. Beer vendors walking around with little portable beer coolers on their backs, complete with taps to dispense with.
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