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New Era for Cricket?

Discussion in 'Sports Bar' started by Silnaem, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Silnaem This Time is not Ours to save

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    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?
     
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  2. Mider T Busting in and out of guts

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    Yeah it's getting less popular.
     
  3. Nemesis The Sith Lord Moderator

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    The spirit of it being a gentleman's game barely existed in any of our lifetimes even if before that. We had the bodyline in the 1930s where the sportsmanship was so terrible by England that the rules of the game were changed.

    Today it might be worse (I think Australia pushed this during the 90s with their refusal to walk and appeal basically anything.) but to say fairness and gentlemanly was part of the sport was nothing more than a myth really.

    If anything it is getting more popular maybe internationally only Association Football is more popular. It's the national sport of India alone where it is a religion. Areas of China like it. New countries are joining test status every decade. Certainly better loved world wide than any US based sports.
     
  4. Mider T Busting in and out of guts

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    Please don't. Cricket doesn't touch International dominance of basketball worldwide and probably isn't in the same league as Baseball either.
     
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