Are you kidding me?!

From the TOI, for IPL 2010:

New rules in play
1. Four fielding substitutes; only 4 overseas players on the field at any point of time
2. Any ball bowled above waist height will be declared a no-ball
3. Pink balls in practice matches
4. Non-availability of players after signing of contracts to be dealt with seriously

Seriously, what are they thinking?! Ensure that bowlers don’t have any chance at all?!
How about more interesting rules?
1. No more yorkers.
2. Steve Bucknor will officiate in all matches and will be asked to consider as bowlers as Indians.
3. Bowlers need to concede at least one four an over to keep up spectator interest.
4. Even if the wicket and conditions encourage lateral movement or spin and bounce, bowlers will avoid making use of the conditions. Actually, strike that. Just ensure they don’t play in Delhi and don’t leave the country.

Somehow Lalit Modi seems to be a man with a wonderfully twisted sense of humour.

Oh well, I guess am just overreacting. It’s the TOI remember!

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4 thoughts on “Are you kidding me?!

  1. I am really enjoying the current test match between India and Sri Lanka. Real test of character and talent. Rahul Dravid scoring a magnificient century. And no tensions. Though it is impossible to watch every ball that is bowled, I keep the track of the score every 20 min or so. The run rate is not crazy like over 8 or 9. Nor is it 2 or 3. A healthy 4 or thereabouts. Test cricket is good for health.
    Coming back to IPL, well all the rules except the 4th one, are hilarious. IPL itself is more comical than anything else. Pink balls? I would have settled for a fluorescent green one as well.

    1. Fluorescent green would be interesting…but not too visible with a grass background 😀
      The test match’s going good, loved the century…
      although headed to a draw I think, still 3 days to go, but pitch looks dead….

  2. I am really enjoying the current test match between India and Sri Lanka. Real test of character and talent. Rahul Dravid scoring a magnificient century. And no tensions. Though it is impossible to watch every ball that is bowled, I keep the track of the score every 20 min or so. The run rate is not crazy like over 8 or 9. Nor is it 2 or 3. A healthy 4 or thereabouts. Test cricket is good for health.
    Coming back to IPL, well all the rules except the 4th one, are hilarious. IPL itself is more comical than anything else. Pink balls? I would have settled for a fluorescent green one as well.

  3. Fluorescent green would be interesting…but not too visible with a grass background 😀
    The test match’s going good, loved the century…
    although headed to a draw I think, still 3 days to go, but pitch looks dead….

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