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  • Formed: Aug 20, 2013
  • 'Cricket' is a match playing group for all cricket fans from around the world and supporters of every team, from world xi to your local village, and it would be great if you joined too! We play regular matches and hold tournaments within the group, and even have our own competition between cricket fans of each country, with cricket discussion and banter in the forums / notes. I hope you join and get involved, it will be great to have you here. Thanks :)

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  • There used to be a clause in the IPL contracts that if your team qualified for the CLT20, you had to play for that team or forfeit 25% of your salary. Now it's changed so you get an extra 10% salary, but sometimes the teams from countries that have lesser funded domestic leagues like Sri Lanka cannot afford to pay them as much, so they go to the IPL teams. Move it one month to October, do 8 or 10 teams and skip the qualification phase, but that won't happen as long as the BCCI are in charge of i

    by ThomasJEvans 5 days ago

  • Northern Knights lost Corey Anderson to Mumbai in this year's tournament, and they didn't even pick him until the last game! That seems a bit unfair considering he was a star player for his other franchise

    by slide_checkmate 5 days ago

  • It also seriously hurts some of the teams... I remember last year Perth Scorchers lost about half their first XI to teams from the IPL, leading to them getting absolutely thrashed in every game they played.

    by slide_checkmate 5 days ago

  • The tournament is also worsened by the fact that some players qualify with two different teams as they can play for both during the domestic season, this means they have to choose, which just isn't always that fair

    by Stickman13 5 days ago

  • Hmm. I don't think winning a tournament is enough to make you the best in the world anyway. People want to see the best teams from their countries and all over the world playing quality cricket against one another, more than anything else. The more teams that compete, the more inclusive it is and therefore better for the sport. That's my opinion anyway :)

    by slide_checkmate 5 days ago

  • The issue with that is that if a team which came 2nd wins the tourney then it becomes contradictory as you are saying they are best in the world but not in their own country.

    by dops78 6 days ago

  • Agree with you dops, but I think it would work better with two teams from all of the top eight nations (making 16 in total) and changing the format to a straight knockout competition- It would surely make it more interesting for fans globally

    by slide_checkmate 6 days ago

  • I don't understand why there are 4 Indian teams in CLT20. If they want to show who is the best then just take the top team from each T20 league, don't play qualifiers and then play like a proper tournament.

    by dops78 6 days ago

  • The fact that it coinsides with the English domestic season (and several others I think) is just stupid. It's not a good indication of who's the best if you only let in half the teams!

    by Stickman13 6 days ago

  • Northern Knights(NZ) and Lahore Lions(PAK) got qualified in the main round.

    by dhanush_m 6 days ago