boltonbonce wrote:I've gone right off cricket. Far too much of it. And as for the Manchester Originals......really? What next, the Buxton Black Sox?
They'd play in ballet tights if they thought they could make money.
Now we've got players whining that they won't play in an Ashes series in Australia unless they can take their families with them.
They complain of mental tiredness and fatigue, but, when the IPL comes around, they're off like a shot looking for the big bucks. How many of them take their families over to India?
The old boys used to travel to Australia by ocean liner. There and back.
Give it a rest.
Times change mate.
People have different tastes and values to what we have these days.
I guess the pressures and scrutiny they face are also different too - take Biles in the Olympics for instance.
Today people want 'immediacy', they want it now, they live on their phones and can see and speak to people anywhere in the world instantaneously, so they want to see 'fours' and 'sixes' every over not duals between batter and bowler building up over the hours.
They follow the hype and the players follow the money.
It's not for me and you but it is for todays generation.
Time moves on.
I'm sure Norpig (and his family?) enjoyed his day at the game - 200 balls - about 34 overs in real money - 250 runs and say 14 or 15 wickets, a dozen or more 'sixes' and three or four times more 'fours' per each and every game.
Kids probably enjoy it, wife has a break for a couple of hours, McD's on the way home perhaps - that's what it is all about for them - not meant for the old codgers like thee and me.
If I was a kid I'd probably be loving it myself.
Catch them young type thing.
That's the market (and the money) they are after.