Discussion in 'Cricket' started by Timbo, Dec 30, 2016.
Yes, that was my point.
The only reason to keep cricket at the MCG is the crowd on Boxing Day.
Warnie floating the Day/Night option for the MCG.
Two of the past four MCG Tests have been draws, so if pitches continue to be produced like this then it’s worth considering a day/night Boxing Day Test.
More than 260,000 people attended the Test and you have to give the fans entertainment.
Maybe next year’s Test against India could be a day-nighter. We want that to be a great game.
Get a load of this shit, how unprofessional are CA and the MCC allowing someone who has never prepared a test wicket before to handle the biggest test on the calendar.
Helluva poor decision by the CA brass.
They had a quality year in 2017 but the crowds will be good and they will get a nice bump in the TV deal and people will go back to not caring how clueless and poor at their jobs they really are.
How many will Kohli rack up next year? The worst thing is it'll be deliberate - CA cares more about the TV rights to India than they care about Australian cricket fans.
Kohli will score 500 and they'll call it a good wicket.
Got a poor rating. Richly deserved. It was a horrible wicket. Unprofessional organisation, can't believe how they had no tough bloke in charge of the preparation
It's an epidemic going around world cricket though. There's a lack of diversity in cricket wickets. Remember when the SCG would break up and turn? And the WACA was super quick? You had to be a batsman with a variety of skills to cope. Now it's stick your front plodder down the wicket and whack across the line.
Ban the ground until the Victorians leave the CRICKET ground alone.
Ban Victorians full stop.
The MCG has been using a drop in since the early 90's anbd they're "still learning about the technology"? What a load of wank.
So many excuses for this shit hole of a city.
From what I saw of the pitch the technology was fairly simple: 1 part cement, 2 parts sand, 3 parts gravel, add water
It was a 5 day test and that’s all that matters with CA.
Plus it gave us plenty of time to hear about Chapellis first encounter with WG Grace
Turnip Juice sales go through the roof when Chappelli talks
A new ICC policy is in place as of January 1 - if a ground receives 5 demerit points in 5 years, the ground is banned from hosting internationals for 12 months.
A 'poor' wicket is worth 3 demerits.
f**k me it'd be delicious if the MCG lost the Boxing Day test.
At the very least it might force CA to stop pandering to the AFL
It missed out on being slugged 3 points by a matter of days.
I hope cricket australia take this as a kick up the arse. Losing the mcg or the scg for a year would be a disaster financially
Sure, but if Kohli gets 500 Smith will likely get 600, and a road combined with the series being over means Davey will get a thrilling run a ball century so you'll be fine
And you’ll be watching Tennis instead.........
Not usually on Boxing Day, but if the MCG wicket (and the WACA one) are the same again, I am not sure I'll bother watching cricket - players making big scores on roads and sycophantic commentators self saucing about how great the batters are isn't really why I like cricket
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