Monday, March 26, 2007

Coping ICC World Cup 2007 aftermath for India and Pak:Lateral Idea

While the cricket fans of India and Pakistan are smarting over early exits of their national teams , here is a suggestion to BCCI and PCB to utilize an excellent opportunity ahead of us.

Forget the ICC WC 2007. Organize a quickfire India Pakistan ODI series in parallel! Yes!!

Hold five matches in India and five in Pakistan.

Why does this make sense:

1. Cricket fans in the subcontinent would not just be happy, but delighted.Nothing generates more fun than India Pak cricketing encounters.
2.
The advertisers would have a mighty good alternate option. Nothing generates more money than India Pak cricketing encounters.
3. Matches would happen in IST & PST. Late night would be reserved for encounters of the other kind!
4. For BCCI and PCB, there is tons of (more) money to be made.ICC would realize the power of the cricket fans inthe subcontinent. Its TRPs and ad revenues would dip sharply and BCCI and PCB would have their chance to settle scores with ICC. ICC would accept any bargain.
5. Players and the managers of brands they endorse would be delighted too, reasons are so obvious!(Okay if they are not obvious, then let me state - finally their brand ambassadors would be seen winning, for a change)

Stretch your imagination a bit and make Siddhu - Mandira Bedi duo the official commentators and think how cool this would be(or hot, take your pick).

You may feel such a series is impossible(Well, some copyrighter said something like Impossible is Nothing!). Okay, if 'official'(meaning ICC blessed) series is not possible, then let us organise some 'exhibition matches' or Kiran More welfare matches(let us thank him for his services to cricket so that he says goodbye to cricket in all forms- finally!!).
(And now get back to work!!!!)
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4 comments:

Nirmal said...

Now thats a gr8 idea...hope BCCI and PCI does the same thing.... :-)

Anonymous said...

Instead of current India or Pakistan team playing... lets have under-18 team play this game with current India or Pak team members bringing them drinks...;-)

SunnyBlueSky said...

amen brother, amen!!!

Anonymous said...

Why do we need anymore cricket? I think we have been fooled enough and its time for us to realize the same.