“Club Vs Country” – The battle of supremacy: For many reasons International. Football has always been mediocre to Club championships. However, cricket has conventionally been different. For years, international cricket has been its brain and heart. Nation Vs Nation is its cardinal feature.
The ICC is aware about this issue and has now suggested some ideas – including windows for domestic T20 leagues, limits on the number of domestic teams that players are allowed to play for. However, it is highly unlikely that these ideas may work out as planned because many cricket boards around the world are against the proposal.
The committee is also planning for a new structure for cricket around the globe which includes two divisions in Test cricket, a 13-team ODI league, and regional qualification for the World T20. All these changes come as an effort to revivify international matches.
As of now domestic cricket has not yet made complete in roads over national commitments but it may soon take over.
At the end of the day, in the battle of Supremacy between “Club Vs Country” unfortunately cricket is bound to lose.
– by Yash Kashikar