In yesterday’s post I mentioned that in order for cricket to survive, all parties involved need to work together to solve the sport’s problems
The first step, of course, is to define and agree on what those problems are.
In my limited experience, I have identified the following issues in need of correction:
1. The weakness of the ODI format
2. Too many (far too many) meaningless matches
3. The sport’s relationship with gambling organizations and fast food companies
4. The overall and general inaccessibility of the game
I will be exploring each problem in a separate post, with the exception of #3, which I just wrote about here.
That is not to say that the above are ALL of cricket’s current problems, but they are the ones I have identified and feel qualified enough to write about and offer solutions for.
I would love to hear my readers’ thoughts as to what, specifically, they think the current problems are, and their ideas on how to solve those problems. Particularly, I would be interested to read about problems on the pitch itself, as I am just not well versed enough in the game to feel confident writing about whether the T20 has ruined Test batting, for instance.
Look for the first post in this series on Tuesday.