Champions League still isn’t the “Champion of Leagues”…

 CLT20 is starting yet an another lap of tedious run, after some disappointing performance in its previous outings…In a country like India, where cricket is considered as religion, you would expect it to reach the ‘kings stature’, especially when to 10 domestic teams of the world are taking on each other…But unfortunately, the domestic cricket in the world is not as serious as football and hence Champions League still isn’t the “Champion of Leagues…”

Certainly, as a cricketing fan, I think some changes in its management can lift its prestige in the world sports and these modifications can be implemented for its healthy survival…

Increasing the no of teams :-

Cricket caries a brand with itself, but unfortunately, it is limited to only few countries…The need for the globalization of this ‘Gentlemen’s Game’ is vital for the survival of any international tournament…Certainly you can’t expect the associate teams to play test cricket., But T20 is whole new ball game…You can include a domestic T20 team from all the associate countries and give them a chance to express their talent on a bigger platform…

 

Having regional qualifiers :-

League match between the domestic teams of Pak or NZ or of any other country can’t attract the mass attention of the public in India…When we actually include every associate domestic team in the tournament, then obviously we can afford to have regional qualifiers in Asia, Europe, Caribbean and Australia., with the Semis and finals in India…

I think this provides the necessary global exposure to this sport and eventually strengthens the international cricket…

 

Creating its own brand image :-

The first two editions of champions league carried the tag Airtel CLT20, next it was Nokia and now it is Karbonn…So this uncertainty also didn’t add to the beauty of the tournament…I felt, when the international calendar is making room for this league, why can’t be it called as ICC CLT20…? Surely, this can boost the confidence in the associate teams when they join this league. And this also creates the necessity to have a strong domestic background in every country, which is basic to have a ‘Healthy’ international cricket.

I hope the above modifications looks effective on the field as it did on the paper…Fingers crossed…

Still isn't a Champion...
Still isn’t a Champion…

 

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