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thanksbasil

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100% the BBL has to be expanded. It should’ve been expanded a couple years ago. Having a combined Australia and New Zealand BBL would be unbelievable.

Invite the Kiwis over the ditch for a turbo-charged summer of cricket

Oh for sure. A full-strength NSW XI with the likes of Smith, Warner, Cummins, Starc, Hazlewood, Lyon vs a full-strength Northern Districts (Hamilton area) side featuring the likes of Williamson, Watling, Boult, Santner, Wagner, DeGrandhomme would be unbelievable. And imagine if a young, up and coming player performs in that game? That’d surely put them on the map.

In terms of the T20 games, that was a bit of a stretch from me to suggest that they’d go away from the BBL. I do still think CA should focus on the one-dayers and 4-day games because they’d be able to make it good entertainment with high-quality cricket being played. If they made the product and quality of cricket the number one focus in the 4 and 1 dayers then they could potentially move on later to the gimmicky BBL.

Invite the Kiwis over the ditch for a turbo-charged summer of cricket

NSW will become a full-on AFL state in the next 15-20 years. The NRL and rugby union are both self-imploding while Aussie rules is very quickly becoming popular. Buddy, along with the Swans and Giants’ success, is a massive reason behind that.

The Buddy effect