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It is a warning to all international boards that simply too much pointless cricket is being played. An annual test championship is an immediate must. Endless limited over tournaments with seemingly no purpose other than finance raising are not the way ahead. The 50 over game should indeed be scrapped immediately and a window found for the IPL.
Good for KP. Cricket should always be about the long version of the game, and for me, as much fun as ODI's and T20 are, a truely world class player should always be focused on the Test game and not be distracted from it.
Can't believe people are knocking him. He's been brilliant for England for years and been there thoughout the recent years of progress in world cricket and will continue to be for the test team no doubt. Shame we're losing a destructive 20-20 player before the world cup but glad I got to watch and enjoy the man for so many years!
Don't see a problem. It's only reasonable that he should want to earn as much money as possible before he retires completely. In other sports, it is quite normal to retire from international sport to prolongue a more lucrative club career. At least he's still playing test cricket, sadly a version of the game that's in decline (SA tour has only three tests).
Of course he'll still be able to play IPL. He's just retired from international limited over cricket.As for noble reasons. He's done this just before the World Twenty20 event simply because he doesn't agree with England's selection policy for one day cricket and they wouldn't alter it to suit him.He's having a strop. Thrown his toys out of the pram. It's a bit ridiculous, really.
Serious loss to the world of ODI and T20 cricket. But brave decision and one to be applauded, how else can newcomers come thru? We need more like him.
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