Cricket in 2020 Jun 1, 2020 19:38:30 GMT
Post by irishrover on Jun 1, 2020 19:38:30 GMT
Just in case anyone fancies chiming in I think we have rough idea of the following;
-We should get some Test Matches in July against the West Indies followed by some against Pakistan. Biosecure containment at Rose Bowl and Old Trafford. I hope this will be fun - bit of a shame there's not more of a marquee matchup in there. Windies did quite well 2 years ago here but still look quite underpowered in the Test arena. Pakistan have had a generally dire last 12 months as well. Real issue with the depth of Test cricket right now - only us, Aussies, India and New Zealand half decent at the moment. Should be an opportunity to have a look at some people and start thinking what the next Ashes side looks like.
-The controversial Hundred has been pushed back a year and some think this should be an opportunity to shelve it completely. Something that looks very unlikely to happen given the amount pf cash and effort the ECB has invested in the thing. I think this debate is something of a media concoction and that there isn't really much of a story here. ECB had little choice but to postpone but no particular reason to abandon the concept.
-It looks like we will be getting some kind of domestic season from August although the format has not been confirmed. Rumours are for a regionalised version of the Championship and a T20 tournament. I'd be quite happy with that if it does occur - at least there would be some Championship cricket to watch. Streaming also suggested which I think, if done properly (ie. not just the one static camera thing they do for the highlights on Twitter) could be something of a sneaky game changer for the Championship in the longer term. A chance to tap into the huge latent market for it anyway.
-Looks more and more likely that the November T20 World Cup in Australia will be postponed. The issue there I think is whether would then be a knock on effect on the schedule. Could potentially interfere with Ashes planning.