cricket-news

CA backs Ryobi Cup 'revamp' to spark resurgence for 'beleaguered' ODI form in Oz

Sydney, Sept 29 : Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland has said that he is confident that the substantial revamp of the domestic one-day series, the Ryobi Cup, into a month-long carnival-style tournament will spark a resurgence in support for the beleaguered form of the game.


The New South Wales play the Tasmanian Tigers in the Ryobi Cup opener on Sunday, the first match in the Sydney-only competition which is part of a split of the 50-over, 20-over and four-day formats into clearly defined blocks.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, although Sutherland admitted that the unavailability of grounds around the country had made scheduling of the domestic season harder than previously, the new format and time of year is an opportunity to gain mass television coverage.

Stating that attendances at Ryobi Cup matches have not been huge recently, Sutherland also said that the TV audiences will grow and the overall access to matches, even on TV, will be more significant as the tournament has now been given a space of its own at a time when there is no or little other serious interstate sport being played.

Combined with free-to-air coverage, Sutherland further said that the profile and status of the Ryobi competition has been increased, adding that the new format more closely resembled the duration and intensity of one-day cricket tournaments at international level, including the World Cup.

--ANI (Posted on 29-09-2013)

cricket-news headlines

Duminy takes Daredevils home against KKR

Smith all praises for Gerrard's 'loyalty, pride, passion' following Liverpool visit

Eoin Morgan credits IPL 'pressure' for helping 'long-term' cricket career

IPL: RCB beat Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets

'Mentor' Akram hails 'special' KKR ahead of IPL clash against Delhi Daredevils

PCB hunting for new Pak coach after ending Moin Khan's two-month reign

Knight Riders post 166/5 against Daredevils

Knight Riders elect to bat against Daredevils

Bangalore hand Mumbai Indians their second loss

Mumbai Indians stutter to 115/9

Many think Shashank Manohar can restore cricket board's credibility

Royal Challengers elect to bowl against Mumbai Indians

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top