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Saturday, April 03, 2010

Suggestions for IPL20 and World Cup 20:20

Suggestions for IPL20 and World Cup 20:20

1. The Cricket captains should announce the BENCH of 15 Players at the TOSS and NOT the “Playing 11”.This will enable to bring in Bowlers or Batsman as required.
2. This Substitution is restricted to a MAX of 3 (or 4) players and will be only done at ‘Strategic Time Outs’ and be available to both teams. No other substitutes will be allowed on the field.

1. Enormous change in Strategy
2. Bowlers will be better off as this format suits only batsman now.
3. More involvement of cricketers – 15 vs 11
4. Advertisement Value of “Player Exchange Board”
5. These suggestions will not delay the game as the substitutions are done where there is already a time- out

( I have based these as in Football, hockey, basketball, etc the total BENCH is involved in the game and it is working well)

I have sent these to Mr Lalit Modi, through the website link www.iplt20.com/write-chairman.php