Aisa kehne main aah raha hai ke Virat Kohli Sachin Tendulkar ko chase kar sakte hain? Aap ki kya rai hai? Why doesn’t BCCI allow Indian players to play in other T20 leagues? In this final episode of the inaugural season, Ayaz answers these and many more questions from fans. There is also a vox pop on the T20 format, which throws up some interesting insight.
Cricket is likely to be included in the 2024 Olympics if Rome wins its bid to host the Games. And if it happens, T20 will in all probability to be the format chosen. T20 has become the change agent and could be the biggest reason for making cricket a truly global game. In this episode, Ayaz discusses the possibility of this happening, and how T20 will help spread and grow the game far and wide.
The T20 format took just few years to establish itself as a popular one, drawing in new fans to the game. The rise in popularity can also be attributed to various innovative tactics that teams, batsmen, bowlers, fielders came up with, raising the excitement quotient to unprecedented levels. In this episode, Ayaz talks about the key tactics in T20 that have changed the game forever, some of them now being adopted even in the other two formats.
While the success of the IPL created a huge economy where multiple stakeholders flourished, one of the major unintended benefits was the sprouting of a large number of similar leagues across different sports. Each of them replicated the IPL model and reaped the rewards. In this episode, Ayaz explains how these leagues provided an impetus to the growth of the sports ecosystem in India.
The T20 format and the IPL have together contributed some of the best innovations which have made the sport much more interesting. In this episode, Ayaz takes us through some great ideas such as auctions that clicked, and some which fizzled out.
The journey of T20 cricket is incomplete without a discussion on the epic clash between Lalit Modi and N. Srinivasan. The two powerhouses defined the formation and growth of IPL, cricket's most successful league, which also became the reason for their swift downfall. In this episode, Ayaz Memon fills in details of this ongoing war which has even necessitated the intervention of the Supreme Court of India to get the BCCI to restructure itself.
Controversies have been a part of nearly each IPL season. Be it owners, players, venue, government, BCCI, or even drought-related as it was in the 2016 season. In this edition, Ayaz Memon talks about some of the major ones which had a significant impact on the league. The reasons behind the controversy, the unfolding of the drama, and the consequences.
The IPL, though maligned for all the ills in cricket, has thrown up many a star.
In this episode, Ayaz Memon dwells on some of them who have gone on to gain glory for their country while others have not been able to replicate their success beyond the league.
In this episode of Cricketwallah Chronicles, Ayaz Memon describes the formation of the Indian Premier League, nine editions ago in 2008. He delves on the unbridled success of the inaugural season and how cricket has never been the same again.
On the third episode of the Cricketwallah Chronicles, Ayaz and Pooja discuss the ICL - The Indian Cricket League. The idea behind the formation , the problems it faced, how its failure led to the formation of IPL and the key differences between the two leagues, that led to the IPL's success.
On the second episode of Cricketwallah Chronicles, Ayaz and Pooja describe the T20 World Cup in 2007 and how India's win in that event transformed the game of cricket as we know it today. Also, the turning point in the World Cup- India vs Pakistan super over in the group stages.
On the inaugural episode of Cricketwallah Chronicles, Ayaz Memon is joined by Pooja Chaudhri from The Fan Garage to talk about the genesis of T20 cricket. About the forces that led to the creation of this now widely popular form of the game, the initial resistance, and how it gradually transformed into the dominant format, over-shadowing both Tests and ODIs in a short span of time.
Every season of the cricketwallah chronicles will take a deep dive into an issue or topic in cricket and examine how it has affected India & the world of International Cricket.
In Season 1 of the show, Ayaz examined the historical transformation T-20 cricket had brought to the game. He looks at the major events that propelled its popularity, and the lasting impact it has had on the game both on and off the field.
In Season 2, Ayaz discusses the biggest controversies that hit the world of cricket. He delves into corruption, racism and just poor sportsmanship that has been demonstrated over the history of the game. While also marvelling at how these controversies have only made cricket stronger in the long run.