In 12 months cricket world facing tremendous losses
Cricket, once called a seasonal sport, has now become like an all-weather mango. But where is the fun that is found in perennial or bottled mango juice, which is in the Dushari-lame-chausa mangoes found in the summer season. Cricket played for twelve months has made a similar difference on the quality of the game and the fitness of the players.
There was a time cricket season started from September and continued till March. After this, the grounds used to be deserted in the terrible heat. Now the situation is such that cricket hangs throughout the year. It can also be understood that in the heat of April and May, more than 1000 people died of heat in India. But during this time, in the ongoing IPL, the players stayed in the grounds without complaint. After this, Indian cricket team has reached Bangladesh tour.
Cricket, once called the game of gentlemen, has now become a money making machine. Since the success of the IPL, as if its instant version has been milking. Almost all the countries playing cricket have started the T20 Cricket League. Last week, Pakistan has also announced 'Pakistan Super League' on the lines of IPL. The long format of the game seems to be left behind in this race
Test cricket is like classical music which truly tests the skill of the player. This version of cricket, which takes a complete test of patience and technique, makes any player's game perfect. But due to the brightness of the money, it has started getting less preference. Take Mike Hussey of Australia who has an average of 48 in ODIs and 51 in Tests. He retired from every format of the game two years ago. But he always seems fit for the IPL. During the IPL in 2011, when the Sri Lankan Cricket Board asked Lasith Malinga to opt for the Test team and leave the IPL and recover from injuries, he preferred Mumbai Indians more than the Test team of the country. Even when pressure was put on him by the Sri Lankan Board, he immediately retired from Test cricket. It is clear that the fascination of money has also left behind the pride of playing for the country.
The BCCI has always been accused that it always takes its decisions on the basis of financial gain and loss. Some time ago when the West Indies team left India midway, everyone knew that the decision was made by the Caribbean players and they had differences with their own board. But here too, BCCI adopted a dual strategy. He not only imposed heavy fines on the West Indies Cricket Board, but also banned the visits between the two countries for many years. But the players who had decided to leave the tour midway were allowed by the BCCI to play IPL on Indian soil.
The increasing distance of players from Test cricket means lack of patience, discipline, stagnation and maturity in their game. The format of the test is such that in which the player can understand his deficiency very well. Earlier, a good performance in Test cricket used to seal a player's maturity and strength in the game. In many countries, it was considered a great honor for the player to get a test cap. But the existence of this long format of cricket is now under the cloud of crisis. Its diminishing importance and the result of more cricket is coming in the form of such a big defeat from a country like Bangladesh.