Cricket has changed a lot over the years — six ball overs, video reply, stump cam — but it is not quite connecting with viewers. We need to be radical and take cricket into the homes, not just the backyards or beaches. And I’m not talking about indoor cricket either. I’m talking changing the game dimensions, I’m talking table top cricket!
Table top cricket can incorporate all that is great about the current Twenty20 format — pop music, coloured uniforms, and some of the dancing we see in the IPL — and put it right into the home of the viewer.
This game would be played on a much shorter ground — getting viewers close to the action, a single pole used instead of three stumps — making bowling even harder, and a one touch and run policy can be implemented — aka tippity. Think about it as a natural progression!