(A) Popularise cricket!
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For Cricket to enhance first the standard of the present take a look at groups needs to be improved. Groups like England and West Indies should be extra aggressive. Listed below are some options:
- Introduce cricket in faculties and faculties.
- Extra cricket competitions needs to be held.
- Cricket telecasts needs to be proven on free to air channels.
- Quick types of the sportlike twenty20 needs to be performed to seize public creativeness.
- Enchancment of cricket stadiums and fields.
- Enhance the competitiveness of home competitors.
- Choice based mostly solely on benefit NOT on quotas.
- Encouraging native peoples similar to coloureds, Aborigines & Maoris to characterize the nationwide squad.
2. Restructuring Present ODI Groups.
It’s disheartening for the present ODI standing groups to play solely throughout world cups. Such an unfair coverage would by no means see new groups enhance. Groups similar to Canada, UAE, Scotland, Namibia & Holland needs to be given everlasting ODI standing and official tournaments needs to be performed amongst themselves and the three backside ranked take a look at groups. An age restrict of 35 yrs needs to be imposed to encourage children.
Kenya needs to be given Take a look at Standing.
three. League Format
All groups Take a look at and ODI needs to be ranked in teams of 5. The highest 5 will likely be grp A. Subsequent 5 B and so forth. Groups in a selected group are allowed to play with groups in their very own group in addition to adjoining teams solely. eg. Group A can’t play group C groups. [Except Tests & World Cups] Yearly, the teams are restructured.
four. Enhance high quality of Upcoming groups
To make sure that debutants in ODI competitions have a global publicity to cricket earlier than their debut, worldwide tournaments needs to be held. This is what needs to be finished.
- Two worldwide annual tournaments needs to be held. Two groups needs to be chosen from every nation. 1. Crew that has gained the home competitors and a couple of. A combined bag composed of one of the best gamers of the opposite groups. This might give budding gamers the required worldwide publicity. Venues rotated yearly.
- An auxiliary home competitors needs to be held. At the least 5 native groups and three worldwide groups (greatest gamers) compete in ODI and take a look at matches. Any ODI standing nation can take part.
- Groups wishing to enhance their recreation can study from the next nations on tour:
- Batting: India, Australia
- Spin Bowling: India, Sri Lanka
- Quick Bowling Australia, South Africa
- Seam Bowling: England, New Zealand.
5. Introduction of cutting-edge expertise
I really feel that expertise needs to be launched to cricket. That is what cricket wants.
- Helmet cams.
- Use of monitoring expertise for LBW choices.
- Use of excessive body price cameras to establish run-outs and stumpings.
- Use of lasers to go with run out choices.
- Use of sensors in bails and within the boundary rope to find out if the batsman is out OR hit a four.
- Use of stump microphone to find out shut catching choices.
- Use of yellow & purple playing cards to droop gamers from the sport of repeatly flouting guidelines.
- Use of ‘Eye-Imaginative and prescient’ expertise to reinforce TV viewing.
- Use of ‘True Monitor’ expertise to present the gap the ball carried (6’s)
- Use of biodegradable paint to color the infield and outfield.
6. The ICC.
Listed below are some suggestions to the ICC
- Change its identify to one thing extra consultant like World Cricket Federation (GCF).
- No veto rights to member nations.
- Be part of the Worldwide Olympic Commitee.
- Attempt to make Cricket an Olympic sport.
- Enhance penalties for drug offences & racial abuse.
- Play the Nationwide Anthem earlier than the beginning of every match within the World Cup.
- Playoff for third place within the WC
- Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals given to every participant in WC. (like in soccer)
- Have no less than 24 groups play within the WC.
- For the World Cup worldwide icons needs to be made chief company. eg UN Sec. Normal, Monarch of England, sportstars, premiers and many others.
- Receive the domains like cricket.com, .org, and many others.
- Within the web site have detailed data like participant and group stats, present information, participant profiles, how the game is performed, hyperlinks to nationwide boards, on-line telecast of matches, historical past, details and stats, rankings and many others.
- Present software program to calculate the Duckworth Lewis outcomes.
- Use newest programming languages like XML, SQL, ASP and many others. for web site.
- Organising of blogs and bulletin boards.
7. Taking over the Globe.
To encourage extra nations to take up cricket, cricket have to be marketed effectively. Groups like Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore have a great program and have to be inspired to acquire ODI standing.
For cricket to succeed regional sporting giants needs to be given prime precedence. These nations are regional giants and act like a catalyst to unfold the game to neighbouring nations. The nations are: China, USA, Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Nigeria Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morrocco, Sweden, Fiji, Argentina and Brazil.
Have a model ambassador for cricket. Individuals who know in regards to the sport and are internationally well-known needs to be chosen. Names similar to Russel Crowe, Shaggy, Christian Vieri (footballer ITALY) make good ambassadors.
Cricket needs to be launched equally to all races and girls must also be inspired to take up the game.
Advertising and marketing Blitz
If I had been the president of the ICC, that is what I might do to advertise the game in a rustic.
- See that main sport outlets replenish cricket gear.
- Pitches are available.
- Cricket is proven on free to air channels.
- A cricket program is launched in faculties and universities.
- Well-known administrators needs to be requested to make cricket themed motion pictures starring well-known actors.
- Introducing the game to well-known sportmen, politicians, actors, administrators, media personalities, businessmen and making them benefit from the sport.
- The subsequent step would have a promoting blitz in well-known newspapers, magazines, prime web websites, TV, radio. The advertisements needs to be run for a month or so. Promos displaying the nation’s prime personalities supporting cricket needs to be aired. _ Nothing like having the nation’s premier within the promo.
- The advertising blitz ought to cummulated with prime worldwide groups taking part in together with the host nation in a event.
(B) Guidelines that should be modified:
1) Elimination of the Leg-bye rule.
The Lb rule is fairly unfair to the bowler. By elimination such a rule would permit the batsman to play on the ball, as an alternative of getting runs of the deflection of his clothes.
2) Direct Hit on the stump renders the ball lifeless.
At current if a fielder hits the stumps instantly when the batsman is taking a run & he’s secure, if it deflects of it, the batsman can run overthrows (additional runs). By enabling the ball ‘lifeless’ it will encourage the fielders to hit the stumps extra usually. If the batsman ran after this, the additional runs could be overruled.
three) Leg-side LBW choice
At current, if the ball is pitched outdoors the leg-stump, however is a transparent LBW choice, the batsman is just not out. Resulting from advances in expertise as we speak, we are able to predict an LBW. Therefore LBW choices needs to be simplified by this methodology, if the trajectory seems to hit the stump the Batsman is OUT.
four) Right Nomenclature
Phrases similar to leg-spin and off-spin are outdated. Higher phrases could be wrist spin and finger spin.
(C) Accredation to stadiums
The ICC should begin score stadiums. The higher the score of the stadium extra matches it’s allowed to carry. Listed below are my parameters. Factors are proven alongside in y/n format.
Capability (in 1000’s)
Pitch invasion historical past? zero/20
Easy Entry/Exit 30/5
Crowd Administration historical past good/dangerous 30/5
Match historical past 1st & 2nd inn win ratio (40-60 vary) 50/10
Grassy discipline 10/5
Amenities (observe, media, parking, bogs, meals) 35/10
Replay display 20/zero
Digital Scoreboard 15/5
Sightscreen shifting wanted? zero/10
Bounce (good/low) 30/10
Assist for bowlers 20/5
Ave. Runs within the vary (240-280) 50