HEADLINE: Imposing T20 cap on players, a good idea says CPL's Russell

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 6, 2003
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7/9/18 5:51:14 AM 

WITH the increasing number of T20 leagues around the world, the game’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), is reportedly looking to enforce a three-league cap on players.

The majority of Full Members have given an in-principle nod to capping player participation to no more than three T20 leagues per year.

Both the chief executive committee (CEC) and the ICC Board have discussed the issue at the annual conference in Dublin over the weekend and a broad consensus has emerged that if players are allowed to participate in any number of leagues, it will start affecting international bilateral cricket.

To this end, Chief Operations Officer of the CPL, Pete Russell feels it will be a good idea, since in his opinion, there is too much leagues creeping up.

“First, I think it’s a good idea. I think there is too many leagues creeping up, and I think some of these Associate Members who are allowed to host league like Canada league…in my opinion they don’t own the rights to host those leagues because what you want is for the full member countries; obviously the West Indies been a major part of that, they should be hosting the best league in the world,” Russell said.

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link Priapus Joined: Dec 30, 2014
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7/9/18 6:51:48 AM 
When i saw the headline my immediate thought was what is the Runs Truck smoking.

link positiveg Joined: Mar 29, 2007
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7/9/18 8:54:18 AM 
In reply to Priapus

Thought was Andre too, but yep had to be a boss of a league, who feels a bit threatened. Plus he was able to start his league, supposed when he wanted to start the CPL the other big nations said no.

I mean I don't think it's really a bad idea but how can they dictate it without infringing on rights is the issue.
Plus if some players just want to ply their trade as T20 player then so be it
I guess now it's for the ICC to become more innovative with how they market, their cricket.
Plus remember they were the ones who talked about 'growing the sport'

link Emir Joined: Aug 9, 2014
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7/9/18 9:08:49 AM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

Oh what a shocker!!!!! The CPL doesn't want competition nor does the other established leagues.

But alas, we the masses are too stupid to understand why the owners want to limit competition and to hell with the mantra about competition being good.

Just like the Big 3 in test and ODI, now comes the perhaps the big 5- there goes the growth and globalization of the game

link Tryangle Joined: Jul 11, 2004
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7/9/18 9:26:16 AM 
Crafty headline... shrewd.

Basically:

“First, I think it’s a good idea. I think there is too many leagues creeping up, and I think some of these Associate Members who are allowed to host league like Canada league…in my opinion they don’t own the rights to host those leagues because what you want is for the full member countries; obviously the West Indies been a major part of that, they should be hosting the best league in the world,” Russell said.


He's got his, so doesn't want anybody else to get theirs. Typical entitlement.

link Star Joined: Nov 28, 2002
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7/9/18 9:28:09 AM 
For an educated person this guy lacks the ability to construct a proper sentence.

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