Why do some fields need an extra ‘festival’ of chaos?
Field dressing games are a traditional part of Indian cricket, but are often overshadowed by the game’s major tournaments.
Field dressing is a process that involves putting on a different batting outfit for the game.
The first of these was the famous ‘Cricket of the Gods’ in 1927.
The ball was battered with iron balls and bat-tipped with metal balls.
The process was done to make the ball more durable and to ensure that no batsman could score an unfair wicket, as batsmen were not allowed to touch the ball.
The tradition has been repeated several times since then.
In 2009, the BCCI banned field dressing for the final match of the Champions Trophy in Chennai.
The board also ruled out field dressing at the end of a Test series between India and Pakistan in Lahore.
It said, “The ICC would be happy to conduct a comprehensive investigation into this matter, but we have no immediate plans to conduct this kind of field dressing during the final Test match of this series.”
In March 2019, the World Twenty20 was held in the same venue, but only one ball was allowed to be batled in.
“It is not unusual to play two balls for a match,” said an ICC spokesperson.
The governing body has no control over the process of fielding cricket.
India has been a cricketing power since the first Tests in 1869, and it has a tradition of playing cricket at its best.
In a recent article in The Indian Express, commentator Rahul Dravid had argued that India was missing a crucial element in its cricketing success, and the absence of chaos.
“Chaos is one of the few things we need in our cricketing style, and that’s what the ECB and ICC are trying to eliminate from the game,” he wrote.
“A team like India has lost this aspect of cricketing.”
Cricketing has become a bit of a cultural touchstone in India.
While cricket has long been synonymous with India, the sport has also found a strong foothold in many other countries.
In fact, in 2015, the ICC announced that India will host the first World Cup in 2019.
The tournament, which will feature more than 20 nations, will feature a number of teams that have made it to the top of their respective domestic leagues, including the current world champions, the New Zealand and Australia.
India is also set to play in the 2019 Asian Cup, a tournament that is expected to bring together some of the most successful teams in the world.
The World T20 is currently being staged in the Indian capital, New Delhi, with the final scheduled for 2019.