Cricket is a wonderful game which is a real joy to watch… I really enjoy watching the international tussles between Australia and its rivals -it’s a real thrill to watch some of those close matches.
However, I want to give some good advice to the cricket administrators: cricket ovals should be more standardized than they are at present… their dimensions should be regulated by the IOC as much as possible. Where the ovals are rather large they should be reduced using the mobile borders that are already employed in some cases, and some of those that are incredibly small should be made redundant.
For example, the recent T20 score of 244 by New Zealand in Eden Park, was so massive as to petrify most Australians into passive subjection. However as soon as you realized that the dimensions of Eden Park are so incredibly small, and boundaries rather easy to come by, you became aware that a successful chase might have been possible!
These sort of ovals are a disgrace to the game, because they tend to distort all the statistics of the game – and the game of cricket is all about statistics! In the very least, dimensions should be regulated from now on: e.g. when an oval is refurbished or a new one built, these things should be considered.
Yes! It’s almost a perfect sport – why not make it as good as possible!
Frank Pio Russo.