Time for WICB T20 Champions League
Fans have been voicing their disapproval on bulletin boards all over the Internet of the so-called Champions League.
How can you call it a "Champions League'' when the rules were manipulated so that four IPL teams could play? Even the original three IPL teams were too much. But, then, the BCCI (Indian board) simply declared that Mumbai Indians would play as well, reducing by one the number of places available to champions from other countries.
And don't be fooled by the argument that they got in because they were defending champions. That was never a rule. In 2009, New South Wales won but didn't play in 2010 because they failed to qualify, as did Mumbai in 2012.
Fans are also clamouring for a real Champions League, essentially one in which only the champion team from each country's domestic T20 competition gets to play. I have made the call before.
I suggest again the West Indies Board (WICB) grasp this opportunity and host such a tournament.
Should the WICB fail to act, there is no reason why the T&T Board (TTCB) shouldn't take the lead. And if no board is interested, perhaps some enterprising individual (a la Allen Stanford) can create a cricket spectacle no one would want to miss.