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Re: England in the West Indies
Posted by: mikeindex
Date: 19/01/2019 01:54
What on earth is the point of these warm-up "matches" where anyone can bat twice, both sides field as many players as they like, a draw is the agreed result beforehand (bit like Russian masters playing each other at international chess tournaments in the 60s), and any competitive element is 100% absent?
How does this benefit anyone more than four days of net practice honestly styled as such?
I recall the days when the match with a touring team used to be a county side's high point of the season, barring a home Gillette semi-final. I don't know what's going off out there.

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