Originally Posted by reyme
Recruting Afgan/Ireland, ZIM players will only lower the value of BPL. It will be classified as a Minnow T20. This time BPL might be a hit/miss. But nest year, get the players from TOP 6 TEST teams, otherwise, no one outside of BD will care for BPL. Cricinfo hardly covers BPL2.
Afgan has a few hundred TV watchers maybe. No one watches cricket in IRE, ZIM. Thats it.
You want to be at the top, get the top class name brand STAR players. period.
I guess it is because of this kind of thinking our players find it so hard to break into IPL, BB etc. The thinking that somehow our players will lower the standard. That's why Shakib continuously has to prove himself and Tamim gets benched even during a horror run by Pune and overall our FTP is so empty.
I would hate to see us give the same treatment to players of emerging teams that we ourselves resent while we are at the receiving end.