With more and more countries adopting the tactic of setting up pitches specifically to suit their own bowlers, is the spirit of cricket dying out? I ask because cricket is esteemed as 'The Gentleman's Game', which always strives for the ideal playing conditions termed as 'a fair contest between bat and ball'. However, a lool into the new trend makes it clear that some of the top nations dont care about that anymore. So is this a loss of spirit or is the aggresive side of competitive sport simply making itself heard in the one discipline that seemes to neglect it the most? Is this a new era of cricket?