Originally Posted by Gowza
i'm glad the franchise system has been put into play, maybe it will be the answer maybe it won't be but something big needed to be done to improve the quality of the FC system in BD domestic cricket and finally something has been done. now players are going to have to work hard to keep their spot because no franchise will want a player who doesn't perform.
There's a good chance that the franchise system, provided they pay the players well and on time, will make our FC and List A less farcical and more competitive because of its commercial nature. That would add quite a lot of value to our otherwise meaningless domestic stats. Add proper and professional coaches and scouts, multi-level pipeline (U13, U16, U19, A), and state-of-the-art facilities including sporting pitches, and those domestic stats can become actually meaningful enough for us to assess the quality of a player for higher levels such as Academy and A Team cricket. The process of picking the right players for a sustainable HP program would also become more effective.
Proper promotion, merchandising and TV as well as radio and Internet broadcasts will generate quite a bit of public interest and add to the rapid development we all seek with winning results in the not too distant future.
This is definitely a step in the right direction, at least in theory. But we better adjust our expectations in accordance to all of the traditional mitigating factors that stagnate and even subvert such good ideas and starts.