Restructure domestic cricket

That's the recommendation in the Schofield Report.

They say that the Pro40 League should be done away with. It's not the same format as any international cricket and is therefore virtually worthless. Domestic one-day cricket should be played to the exact same rules as international one-day cricket. At present that's 50 overs a side with ten overs of fielding restrictions and then two powerplays to be taken whenever.

The Schofield Report also recommends less domestic cricket, with more time for preparation, practice and recuperation.

Our method would be to have three leagues of six for the four-day competition. Each side would play home and away, meaning just ten first-class matches a year, rather than 16 at present.

There would be a one-up, one-down promotion/relegation system, so the best teams would stay in the top league. If there were any more movement than that there would be no guarantee that the six top flight counties were the best six. The best should play the best.

That's our idea, not the Schofield Report's and it's never going to happen.

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Thursday, May 24, 2007


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2 Comments:

Anonymous Mike @ Flintoffs Ashes said...

Forget that...I've got the real Schofield report!

1:13 pm  
Anonymous Ollie said...

Boo to cutting down the number of County Championship matches. They're the best kind.

8:19 pm  

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