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Opinion: What is Malaysia getting out of Tri series?

This is not a sarcastic or suggestive question…… its just a simple question…..

I know that Abu Dhabi Cricket Association was given a million dollars for the 2 ODIs between India and Pakistan this year…… Is Malaysia Cricket board expecting something like that? Australia and WI are going to be given $1million each for every game they play….. The ground which is hosting the ODIs is going to be given floodlights, all expenses paid by BCCI, so thats one thing…… I am not sure how they can install a floodlight system in a couple of weeks though…… gate money, tv rights etc all belong to India, so I am not sure what Malaysia Cricket Board is getting out of this? There is a gala dinner that the Malaysian cricket association is hosting and they are pricing those tickets for RM500 ( about $136) …. Malaysian national cricketers will be able to meet the test teams…… the event is likely to create some buzz as to cricket being a big money professional sport (though television can also do that…)

Just wondering……

Also, look at this kind of money…… $1million to 1 team for playing 1 match…… the associates need to realize that if they are able to raise their standards to be able to beat India, they CAN have a windfall of money….. perhaps not this kind of money but decent money can be earned even if they can become strong enough to challenge the other test teams…..

Categories: General Cricket, Malaysia
  1. Cuen Lucas
    August 25, 2006 at 9:05 am

    probably one of the biggest boosts that Malaysian cricket will get is exposure, this is an opprotunity fo the locals to see some of the best players in the world plying their trade. If the Malaysian board is smart, they’ll approach local schools with substantial package discounts for schoolchildren to watch at least the first couple hours of the games, to get youngsters interested.

  2. August 25, 2006 at 1:18 pm

    This kind of initiative can be very influential for the promotion of cricket of a country which is still at the lower level of cricket. Yes, Malaysia can take the best out of these matches organizing some other programs like the dinner as this will be a chance to popularize the cricket in the country and their players will be able to be associated with the test players which will inspire them too much. In the same way, the infrastructural developments of cricket like setting floodlights will be possible which is essential for a team hoping to play in the higher stage of cricket.

  3. Daniel
    September 1, 2006 at 10:44 pm

    For a country where cricket is hardly known the ticket pricing is just too vulgar. This is the best shot the malaysian cricket board has to increasing the popularity of the game in malaysia, the ticket prices just dont do it for the fans and the younger crowd that needs to get more insight into the game.I suggest they revisit it otherwise we shall have an empty oval, what a shame it would be for the malaysian cricke board.

  4. gurdip
    September 7, 2006 at 3:47 am

    ticket pricing sky high….F1 is cheaper…..malaysian juniors cannot afford the stiff prices of tickets…free tickets for maximum 150 schoolboys per day only for the three days when not many crowds on field 12th 14th 18th, other days no free tickets for the young ones….ex cricketers who are retirees have no concessions also…..imagine playing for your country and paying for your own gear, travel and accomodation to bring honour to the country in those days was supreme sacrifice these heroes of yesteryears gave for the country…. the malaysian cricket association has forgotten past heroes….all in the name of commercialism….even other past volunteers ignored …. their cronies given jobs to do, so can enter free…..the indian board gave abu dhabi so much money(quote above), here us 100,000 only, and lights….how often you play under lights in future? with heavy electric costs…ask malaysia cricket… good at big show …shallow at promoting it for local fans….only big timers can see the show…we ordinary people have to see other sports?….no wonder you have such big people only thinking for vbig people….we wait for cricket played by simple,poor people for simple, poor people…sachin, lara, ponting and others, you are only for rich people

  5. Baker
    August 24, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    There were more foreigners than locals watching the matches. Cricket is not so popular game in the country. Although the association itself is working hard to improve the standard of cricket in Malaysia, but the recent outcome of the ICC Challenge is not so impressive, Malaysia succumbed to losses again.

    More need to be done to improve the standard of cricket in Malaysia.

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