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Postby from_the_stands » Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:06 am

I've been reading about a couple of new T20 leagues that are in the pipeline, that will feature retired international players. The first one, the Masters Champions League looks set to be based in the UAE, with the first edition set to take place in February next year. Six franchises of 15 players to begin with, with expansion later on. The other league is the brain child of Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warner, with it's first staging apaently taking place in the United States, at the conclusion of the Major League Baseball World Series. Reports indicate that 28 players have been offered $US30,000 per match.

I do like the idea of a league for retired players, but can't understand why one is going to based in Dubai, with the other being launched in the US. I do hope they work out, but have a feeling that both might be short lived.

Thoughts? :dunno

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http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/may/15/cricket-greats-planning-new-t20-league
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Re: T20 leagues for retired players

Postby braveneutral » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:35 am

I like the general concept.
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Re: T20 leagues for retired players

Postby Durhamfootman » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:44 pm

doubtless the English masters won't be able to participate, partly because there is no such thing as an English T20 master, and partly because most English masters are still playing county cricket and the 3 things are bound to clash............ by design, probably, to keep the *modded* English out

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Re: T20 leagues for retired players

Postby from_the_stands » Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:36 pm

The Warnie and Sachin show is about to get under way in NYC.
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Postby Making_Splinters » Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:20 pm

Watching an almost 50 year old, clearly overweight, Carl Hooper try and bowl is no advertisement for the game.
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Re: T20 leagues for retired players

Postby dan08 » Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:23 pm

Making_Splinters wrote:Watching an almost 50 year old, clearly overweight, Carl Hooper try and bowl is no advertisement for the game.

Carl Hooper has been one of the better bowlers in the match. You're lucky you didn't see Donald and Walsh lob the ball down at 60mph.
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Re: T20 leagues for retired players

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:50 pm

loving all the English masters on display

contradiction in terms, really
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Re: T20 leagues for retired players

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:57 pm

just spotted that MPV is in Warnie's squad

MPV?

T20?

I remember watching MPV take England to 9-1 after 10 overs -v- SA a few years ago in a 50 over match, with SA reaching 64 in their opening 10 overs.

has he even played T20?

I think I've seen it all now.... or rather, I haven't (thank goodness)

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Postby Durhamfootman » Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:00 pm

Chris Tavare would have been a much better pick
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Re: T20 leagues for retired players

Postby from_the_stands » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:52 am

Looks like another good crowd in Houston. Warne's Warriors to bat first.
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Postby Adi » Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:58 am

262 by Warne warriors in 20 overs :shock:

The great opening combo of Sachin - Saurav is back :clap

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Re: T20 leagues for retired players

Postby Adi » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:05 am

Come on Sachin Blasters :fight

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Re: T20 leagues for retired players

Postby from_the_stands » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:38 am

Punter has outscored Sachin in both games so far. Just sayin'.

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Postby Adi » Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:05 am

Another match lost. The crowd attendance has been good considering this is retired players match. The atmosphere is lively.
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Re: T20 leagues for retired players

Postby dan08 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:46 am

clubcricketeradi wrote:Another match lost. The crowd attendance has been good considering this is retired players match. The atmosphere is lively.

Only 16,300 out of a capacity of 40,000.
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