Friday, September 14, 2007

Oh really?

Is the ICC World Twenty20 for real? No, I am not joining the ever-growing gang of Twenty20 baiters. I am referring to an article by Peter Roebuck, where he writes as follows.

By the way, it appears that this is not, after all, the first T20 World Cup. Oh, it looks like a World Cup, feels like a World Cup, is organised along those lines and features all the major teams, but it is a trial run.

The victor will not be acclaimed as T20's first champion. That recognition awaits the winner of the tournament to be played in England in 2009.

I have been reading quite a bit in the media about the Cup, but I don’t recall any reference to the fact that it is a trial version. Do the players know about this? Are we watching net practice telecast live?

(Thanks for the lead, Shantanu.)

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