Saturday, August 20, 2005

Twenty 20

The latest cricketing rage Twenty20 -- a three-hour version of the game in which each side plays out just 20 overs -- is making its debut in India this week. In this article on Yahoo India, a correspondent quizzes a sixteen-year-old spectator on what he found attractive about the game. He says, "It's like buy one (ticket) and take two free! In other words, we get to see two more matches for a single ticket of Rs.50 on the same day."

I don't know whether this is an example of the general Indian attitude or just a case of bad reporting of non-mainstream opinion, but I thought the whole idea of Twenty20 was to create a game short enough to attract spectator interest, not to squeeze multiple games into a day!

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