Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Cricket Newsbeat

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Ian Chappell says Twenty20 will become a poor impersonation of baseball

I have no idea what any of this means…guess I should have read Greg Shaw’s Bomp! Records liner notes better.

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels that Twenty20 cricket has made the game more batsmen-centric and more needs to be done to maintain a balance between the bat and the ball. According to him, if this continues it could lead to the demise of the sport.

Chappell in his column in the Daily Telegraph feels the organisers are putting more emphasis on big hitting and bringing entertainment through bowlers being battered all over the park.

“While sixes are becoming as common as cheerleaders at T20 matches, over 30 percent of the runs at Bellerive were registered via rope-clearing shots. This is more than 10 percent above the previous highest yearly average for international T20 matches. The number of games and the on-ground fireworks aren’t the only explosions occurring in T20 cricket,” Chappel said.

“T20 sixes are on the increase and while this may sound exciting for the patrons, the administrators need to ensure they retain the right balance between contest and entertainment.”

The former prolific batsman points out that this sort of imbalance between the bat and ball could have dire consequences for the sport.

...“Batting is an art but with the boundaries being reduced and bats improving at a rapid rate, there’s plenty of incentive for players to completely ignore technique and concentrate on raw power. If this trend continues, T20 will eventually become a poor impersonation of baseball,” Chappell said.

“There’s definitely a place for hitters who excel but some batting artistry must remain for the game to resemble cricket.”

Repoz Posted: February 01, 2014 at 04:59 PM | 24 comment(s)
  Beats: cricket

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Vegas Watch
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

Newsblog7-25-14 OMNICHATTER
(47 - 11:08pm, Jul 25)
Last: boteman is not here 'til October

NewsblogOTP - July 2014: Republicans Lose To Democrats For Sixth Straight Year In Congressional Baseball Game
(3202 - 11:04pm, Jul 25)
Last: robinred

NewsblogHurdles remain in Mets-Rockies deal for Tulowitzki, Gonzalez
(30 - 11:02pm, Jul 25)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogRe/code: Major League Baseball Cries Foul on Net Neutrality Proposal
(6 - 10:16pm, Jul 25)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread- July 2014
(942 - 10:09pm, Jul 25)
Last: kpelton

NewsblogWisch: Cooperstown Shouldn’t Close Out Lee Smith
(14 - 10:05pm, Jul 25)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogBA Report: MLBPA Files Grievance Against Astros Over Aiken, Nix, Marshall
(8 - 9:53pm, Jul 25)
Last: PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth)

NewsblogSurprising Sports Stars – Guided by Voices’ Robert Pollard
(16 - 9:52pm, Jul 25)
Last: eddieot

Newsblog5 for Friday: Leo Mazzone, pitching coach to the HOFers
(24 - 9:51pm, Jul 25)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread July, 2014
(414 - 8:38pm, Jul 25)
Last: J. Sosa

NewsblogThe Inventor of the High Five
(30 - 8:32pm, Jul 25)
Last: Willie Mayspedes

NewsblogSoE: AN IDIOT IN EXILE
(4 - 8:24pm, Jul 25)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogNoble: Tom Seaver expects Derek Jeter to become first unanimous Hall of Fame inductee
(88 - 7:50pm, Jul 25)
Last: Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick.

NewsblogESPN : GM Offers To Get Prostate Exam During Game
(17 - 7:48pm, Jul 25)
Last: mos def panel

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-25-2014
(8 - 7:27pm, Jul 25)
Last: Eric J can SABER all he wants to

Page rendered in 1.0556 seconds
47 querie(s) executed