My Letters – Khaleej Times – Dt. 16.09.2010 – Good cvoverage
16 September 2010
The ongoing Champions League T20 match reports along with the photographs make for an interesting read. The matches played so far have generated valid points in terms of player values and team composition. It has proved that however old they are, experienced players like Anil Kumble, Muttiah Muralidharan, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid still hold best techniques when it comes to business on ground.
Opportunities for emerging players, especially with the calibre of R Ashwin and J Vandiar can also be seen.
The games also show how different players from different countries handle pressure. An excellent example is the gesture of D Jacobs when he gestured to his partner Ashwell Prince to continue playing with confidence when he ran him out.
Millions of young players will be watching how some players gesticulate to opposition players when they get them out. Watching those, I feel, ICC should follow FIFA procedures and fine those players who use abusive local languages on field.
ICC websites should also be adapted to include options to rate and comment on players’ performance to consider the player of year award.
-Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi
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