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Fri, December 14, 2012 - 12:12 AM

Move over, IPL.

Franchise-based T20 cricket is coming to the Caribbean.

The best of the region will have another avenue to showcase their talents now that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced the launch of a professional, franchise-based Twenty20 league set to begin sometime next year.

According to a Press release issued by the WICB yesterday, the league comes as part of an arrangement with Barbados-based merchant bank Verus International, which will also provide funding for new retainer contracts for regional players. (JM)

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Posted by Tony Webster 1 year, 7 months ago
I suggest that this money-spinner go the whole hog to "improve" the game: use a cylindrical bat (much cheaper than a willow); the pitch can resemble a "diamond"; bowlers may "pelt" a maximum of three balls per over at 155m.p.h… (Sales of Kevlar helmets will take off). However, no peanuts may be sold…just hot-dogs. In a few years, our "batters" , "pelters", will win the world series, held right here at Kensington, with the PM throwing the first ball, and Rihanna umpiring. In very short shorts. High Fives all around, while grown men cry.

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Posted by Frank Husbands 1 year, 7 months ago
Welcome Cricket to the 21st Century!!!!!

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