On Monday, Ankit Keshri – a cricketer of Bengal died due to an unfortunate and freakish on-field accident. The small talk youngster loses the battle of his life at the Nightingile Hospital in Kolkata. The 20 year old right handed batsman was a former captain of Bengal in the U-19 team in Cooch Behar Trophy. He was also among the 30 probables for the 2014 U-19 World Cup in UAE. He was also a part of U-23 Bengal A side in the CK Nayudu national championship.
Confused huh?? Worried!! If you are thinking that I am talking about a fusion of cricket and football where the bat is a cricket bat but the ball is the football. Well, thank your lucky stars because I am not talking of any such matter. Being an ardent football as well as cricket fan I have seen a shift of how cricket is being played right now. And I don’t mean this literally but with the advent of various Twenty-20 leagues in different countries, is the leagues gaining more viewership than regular matches?
As New Zealand and Australia pulled up their socks and locked horns with each other in the final, the main question according to me was not who was going to take the much coveted trophy but my concern was regarding a controversial decision taken by the ICC, which has decided to limit the participation of the so called “minnows” or in other words associates to only two from the next ODI world cup in 2019. This decision taken from Dubai has created lot of hue and cry regarding the motives of the world cricket’s governing body.