26/08/2008

Have the IPL franchisees come to their senses?

Saurav Ganguly frank admission that the Kolkatta KnightRiders performed badly in the (IPL) first season because of the turnover of foreign players makes one conclude that, both the franchisees and the Captains have come to their senses.

They appear to have realised that big names may be good for their marketing but bad when it is coupled with their unavailability throughout the season.

However, (Saurav) Ganguly mars the impression by saying the following:

"We need players who can play for us for a longer time and gel with the team, not coming and going like that. It is a team sport and last year Shane Warne"s side Rajasthan won through a team ethic, not big names."

Now, are we guilty of elaborating a simple case of follow the leader into an enlightenment?

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10 Comments:

Blogger Ravindran said...

Now that they have a seperate window for ipl this problem looks settled unless ofcourse they decide to have it concurntly with other fixtures.

26/08/2008, 22:21  
OpenID vmminerva said...

Finally something sensible coming out of an IPL team - perhaps it's because its from a cricketer. I hope the team owners have enough sense to accept these things.

27/08/2008, 00:07  
Blogger Naked Cricket said...

a knack for staying the news. dada needs to blog. it'll suit him.

27/08/2008, 00:46  
Blogger Ottayan said...

R,

Yes a separate window will help.

27/08/2008, 05:19  
Blogger Ottayan said...

VMM,

Among the franchisees,Shah Rukh Khan is still active. Last month he signed up one more cricketer.

The rest are in hibernation.

27/08/2008, 05:21  
Blogger Ottayan said...

NC,

He will be a good addition to the BCCI.

27/08/2008, 05:22  
Blogger Ravindran said...

SRK can sign 5 to replace the 5 he sent.
Riders missed Mccullum and Hussey and lost their momentum. Ganguly made a validpoint abt Rajasthan teamwhich remained intact throughout.

27/08/2008, 07:10  
OpenID vmminerva said...

@NC, yes! Dada needs to blog indeed. You've got me imagining all kinds of things now. :)

27/08/2008, 22:48  
Blogger Ravindran said...

I hope no team pays a mad to get for KP. Bell or Colingwod will be a better choice.

28/08/2008, 14:46  
OpenID vmminerva said...

That's a interesting proposition with Collingwood, Ravindran. I would agree on Bell thought. He plays spin the best among the lot.

28/08/2008, 22:21  

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