The contrast between the exciting Twenty20 tournament and the dull-as-ditch-water ODI world cup earlier in the year couldn't be more striking. ODIs were invented to get the crowds in. With Twenty20 being more reliable for excitement, will ODIs soon be history? I don't think there's enough room in the calendar for all 3 forms of cricket.
The 50 a side game will survive at international level - it is still more evenly balanced between bowlers and batsmen.
The world cup down in the West Indies was poorly organised. Stretched over far too long a period and inappropriate ticket pricing for the locals both can be improved upon. Cut down the number of second stage games, be prepared to play them simultaneously (a smaller number of hosts will help too).
Losing India & Pakistan early on didn't help matters, and if Australia's new side is not as effective as their recent one the result should be less predictable.
The contrast is more between an incompetently run tournament and an excellently run one. I think there's still a place for ODIs - Twenty20 can often be too one-dimensional.
I'm looking forward to a balanced calendar with all three forms. There's way too much ODI cricket at the moment, so there's plenty of room to reduce that and to increase the Twenty20s. When there are fewer ODIs around they'll seem more exciting as well.
Not just that , the amount of time which has to be devoted for a cricket edition in the olympics would be huge if you talk about one-day cricket. Not to mention different stadiums required to conduct more than one match on a day . Remember how long the last world cup took. Now twenty20 is a different ball game together .
I would actually like if they scrapped One day cricket together and have only tests for real cricket and twenty20 for entertaining cricket.
Originally posted by trevor33 the reason (or so they say) that cricket and rugby aren't in the olympics is because they're not 'international enough' to gain a place.
but twenty20 and rugby sevens would be perfect.
I've always thought rugby sevens would be fantastic in the Olympics as well. You couldn't fit a decent sized rugby tournament into two weeks, but you can fit rugby 7s into 2 or 3 days. And it's fantastic to watch. It worked well in the Commonwealth games last time round.