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IPL is it the death of cricket as we know it

Postby the crow » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:43 pm

After seeing the bidding war for the IPL, I am shocked with the amount of money thrown about, and who to!!! The new EPL of tonk (with no English players...the most credible and funny bit!)

Imp wondering if there will be a massive surge in development of grounds over in India to accommodate teams and their war chests of cash......When do teams get sold off to China and the US?

Is this the death of cricket, it is going to be interesting the pressure exerted onto international fixtures and the ICC. The issues of gambling and people taking a dive?

I would have thought bidding for umpires would be fierce....or will they just discard them when necessary

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23250298-11088,00.html
THESE are the foreign players picked up by the eight teams in the Indian Premier League:

The teams will be completed by Indian players.

The captains were pre-selected and were not part of the auction.

BANGALORE
Rahul Dravid (Captain)
Anil Kumble (Ind) $526,000
Jacques Kallis (SAf) $981,000
Zaheer Khan (Ind) $491,000
Mark Boucher (SAf) $491,000
Cameron White (Aus) $546,000
Wasim Jaffer (Ind) $164,000
Nathan Bracken (Aus) $354,000
Dale Steyn (SAf) $354,000
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI) $218,000

CHENNAI SUPERKINGS
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Ind) $1.65 million
Muttiah Muralitharan (SL) $656,000
Matthew Hayden (Aus) $409,000
Jacob Oram (NZ) $736,000
Parthiv Patel (Ind) $355,000
Albie Morkel (SAf) $737,000
Joginder Sharma (Ind) $246,000
Suresh Raina (Ind) $711,000
Makhaya Ntini (Saf) $215,000
Michael Hussey (Aus) $381,000
Stephen Fleming (NZ) $381,000

DELHI DAREDEVILS
Virender Sehwag (Captain)
Daniel Vettori (NZ) $681,000
Shoaib Malik (Pak) $545,000
Mohammad Asif (Pak) $709,000
Dinesh Karthik (Ind) $573,000
AB de Villiers (SAf) $328,000
Farveez Maharoof (SL) $246,000
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL) $273,000
Manoj Tiwary (Ind) $740,000
Gautam Gambhir (Ind) $793,000
Glenn McGrath (Aus) $381,000

HYDERABAD
Adam Gilchrist (Aus) $765,000
Andrew Symonds (Aus) $1.47 million
Herschelle Gibbs (SAf) $627,000
Shahid Afridi (Pak) $736,000
Chamara Silva (SL) $109,000
VVS Laxman (Ind) $410,000
Rohit Sharma (Ind) $821,000
RP Singh (Ind) $950,000
Chaminda Vaas (SL) $217,000
Nuwan Zoysa (SL) $120,000
Scott Styris (NZ) $190,000

JAIPUR
Shane Warne (Aus) $492,000
Graeme Smith (SAf) $518,000
Younis Khan (Pak) $245,000
Kamran Akmal (Pak) $164,000
Yusuf Pathan (Ind) $519,000
Mohammad Kaif (Ind) $738,000
Munaf Patel (Ind) $300,000
Justin Langer (Aus) $218,000

KOLKATA
Sourav Ganguly (Captain)
Shoaib Akhtar (Pak) $464,000
Ricky Ponting (Aus) $436,000
Brendon McCullum (NZ) $763,000
Chris Gayle (WI) $872,000
Ajit Agarkar (Ind) $382,000
David Hussey (Aus) $740,000
Murali Kartik (Ind) $460,000
Umar Gul (Pak) $163,000
Ishant Sharma (Ind) $1.03 million
Tatenda Taibu (Zim) $136,000

MOHALI
Yuvraj Singh (Captain)
Mahela Jayawardene (SL) $519,000
Kumar Sangakkara (SL) $764,000
Brett Lee (Aus) $982,000
Shantha Sreesanth (Ind) $681,000
Irfan Pathan (Ind) $1.01 million
Ramesh Powar (Ind) $185,000
Piyush Chawla (Ind) $435,000
Simon Katich (Aus) $218,000
Ramnaresh Sarwan (WI) $245,000

MUMBAI
Sachin Tendulkar (Captain)
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL) $1.064 million
Harbhajan Singh (Ind) $927,000
Shaun Pollock (SAf) $601,000
Robin Uthappa (Ind) $875,000
Lasith Malinga (SL) $380,000
Dilhara Fernando (SL) $163,000
Loots Bosman (SAf) $190,000
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Postby mattwinter » Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:07 am

The world of cricket definately needed a shake-up - my guess is that this will just be the start of many changes that cricket will go through over the next few years - hopefully it comes out in a much better position when everything settles down.

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Postby hot_dogma » Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:55 am

The funniest part of all this was how Ponting had a sook about the amount he went for.
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Postby Jeffles » Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:56 pm

I have very little care factor for the teams. I can form little attachment to them. The Champions League will be interesting if it ever arises.
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Postby Egan » Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:58 pm

Die Die Die

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Postby Simmo79 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:25 am

This is just the thin edge of the wedge. If it proves even a moderate success then the owners will push the league from 6 to 12 weeks, then to 24 weeks and so on.

International cricket will be the big loser out of this which is a shame for all the obvious reasons.
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Postby stadiumking » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:52 am

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Re: IPL is it the death of cricket as we know it

Postby Cheesie-the-Pirate » Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:32 pm

the crow wrote:CHENNAI SUPERKINGS


Go HYDRABAD CAPTAIN TOMORROWS!

Boo KOLKATA CLOBERELLAS!
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Postby the crow » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:28 pm

Bangalore helpdesks :lol:

one thing i have noticed during the cricket season this year is how bad Indians are in writing signs.....maybe i just dont understand the humour, mind you i would come up with a pretty sh*t sign in Hindi.

my major concern is the aded strength India will have for future player development having people like Buchannan, Warne, Macgrath Lara over there to mentore their players.
F@@k off Tom Waterhouse.

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Postby IanRitchie » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:54 pm

Why would you blow so much money on players for a form of the game that doesn't really test their skills?
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Postby Jeffles » Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:43 pm

IanRitchie wrote:Why would you blow so much money on players for a form of the game that doesn't really test their skills?


It's all about their name but it is a good point. Many fringe players would do as well if not better than name players when it comes to T20.
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Postby IanRitchie » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:25 am

You're right about name. I thought of that when i was making my post, but if i'd added that bit of common sense it wouldn't have been as amusing.



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Postby Cheesie-the-Pirate » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:13 pm

I would like to congratulate the IPL on achieving the title of "professional sports league with worst team names".

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Chennai Super Kings
Delhi Daredevils
Hyderabad Deccan Chargers
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kings XI Punjab
Mumbai Indians
Rajasthan Royals

For f**k's sake.
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Postby Egan » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:45 pm

David Hussey has not been paid yet...

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Postby beastjim » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:47 pm

Cheesie-the-Pirate wrote:I would like to congratulate the IPL on achieving the title of "professional sports league with worst team names".

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Chennai Super Kings
Delhi Daredevils
Hyderabad Deccan Chargers
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kings XI Punjab
Mumbai Indians
Rajasthan Royals

For f**k's sake.


While I don't disagree, it seems that just about every new comp seems to get this tag from us. Like for instance the new trans tasman netball comp. Some of these teams were doomed from the start though as the company that owns them wanted to put there name into the name of the team ie Hyderabad and Deccan.

And with all the money spending are the Rajasthan Royals the smartest going around spending only half their budget? Dimitri Mascarenhas (the only Pome in the comp) is an absolute steal at 100,000.


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