Couch Talk 79 with Kartikeya Date, A Cricketing View

kartikeyaIn this episode, Kartikeya Date of “A Cricketing View” blog explains why he doesn’t think T20 is not actually cricket but is a different sport altogether. He answers some of the common queries that gets posed to him as a critic of the T20 game. He talks about the corrosive influence of IPL and the T20 game which has turned cricket in to a moneymaking product rather than a sport, and the lack of clear merits in evaluating the goings on during a T20 match. He also suggests some of the ways T20/IPL could be redeemed through certain innovations that bring the balance between the bat and ball in the game, and could then provide an even contest.

Follow Kartikeya on Twitter: @CricketingView

Some of the more relevant blog posts from Kartikeya on this topic:

His most recent argument against supporting the IPL
On Rahul Dravid’s international debut
On a dismissal by Anil Kumble
On a spell by Morne Morkel
On Ambati Rayudu’s “Miandad moment”

An attempt to describe the logic of a T20 contest

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The podcast was first published on ESPN Cricinfo’s The Cordon.
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Intro Music: Sampled, Mixed and Produced by Aravind Murali

Guest: Kartikeya Date

Host: Subash Jayaraman

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