View Full Version : BPL proposal: All Star Game
January 21, 2012, 12:46 AM
Since the BPL so far has been a total copy of IPL. I am writing to discuss having a BPL All Star game during the BPL season such that we bring something new to this type of competition and be different from IPL. Viewers will be asked to vote for players who they believe to be all stars and the game will take place mid season. The game itself will be non-competitive where the players will be instructed to entertain.
Spinners can bowl fast, and vice versa, boundaries will be shorter and to bring a crazy twist, we can have the game played with tape tennis ball. The game will have all the technology, umpires and rules but batsmen will carry the lighter tape tennis bat and bowlers will be allowed to tape up the ball however they want within certain limits. This may take the credibility from the game but lets discuss this; I feel it may be interesting for the viewers.
So what do you guys think about this? what are pros and cons? will it sell and be worth it?
January 21, 2012, 01:02 AM
I agree with you and that will make BPL uique. More revenus for BPL, teams, players and sponsorers. And surely, more cricket for us. It should be one week after the final of the BPL which used to happen long time ago in the World Cup Soccer.
January 21, 2012, 01:20 AM
The reason I mentioned mid season is because all players will be available, some players might stick around a week after the competition for a non-competitive game.
January 21, 2012, 11:43 AM
seems like a good idea
January 21, 2012, 12:02 PM
play with a real ball, no tape tennis...otherwise a decent idea.
January 21, 2012, 04:25 PM
This is what I was talking about too. Making things different from IPL, and making it better, instead of just copying everything they are doing.
And your ALL* game would be a great idea! Except I'd make it more serious-fun than jokish-fun.
January 21, 2012, 05:24 PM
Something like this would be nice :-)
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January 21, 2012, 05:30 PM
^ No, not a ALL Star v National. ALL Star as in ALL Star in MLB, or Pro Bowl like NFL.
Divide BPL into two groups. Pick the best 15s, pick the best coaching staffs. They should wear their own team jersey.
January 21, 2012, 06:16 PM
^^ I wasn't referring to the structure or composition of the teams. I meant that it should be fun but high quality. I like hearing what some of the players have to say during the game itself and microphones are a good addition if they aren't used too much.
January 21, 2012, 10:43 PM
what a ball by macgrath...legends never die
January 22, 2012, 12:26 AM
ICL did something like this. They had four teams .ICL india, ICL pakistan,ICL Bangladesh and ICL world XI . A good idea it was. If BCB want to do the same they has to do all by themselves because franchises are out of this tournament. But it will be great if something like this happens
January 22, 2012, 07:07 AM
That too will happen, don't worry. Let them start BPL first and finish it successfully. If BCB can do that, other many plans will come into event management's (Game on) mind to grab more $$$$.
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