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    Was the old Faysal Bank T20 better than the current National T20 Cup?

    I remember the old days() when the FaysalBank T20 was the premier T20 tournament in Pakistan.It had teams like Sialkot Stallions,Faisalabad Wolves and Karachi Dolphins etc.I personally found it better than the current National T20 where you have teams like Lahore Whites,Karachi Whites etc.The kits were better(although that’s secondary),fans liked them better and you actually had players representing their cities/regions.Matches like Lahore Lions vs Karachi Dolphins were much more interesting and there was fan loyalty.

    The draft system has totally ruined those rivalries.I get that the draft system means talent is spread across more teams and teams are more evenly matched.But what the PCB should have done is that they should have kept the old teams,and hand picked upto 8 players to represent their own region.Emerging players and less established players can be put in a draft and teams can pick the rest of their squad.Then,for example,you wouldn’t have M.Amir playing for Lahore.You could then have a Super 8 tournament.With the 8 top teams.

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    Yeah I found it much better!Also they should play some games in Karachi!I’ve heard that the stadium is being renovated but we haven’t seen any major T20/List A games in Karachi for quite a few years!

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    Yes. The dhol is missing.


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    the old thing was impressive with rivalry.

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    Faysal Bank T20 was quality tournament!

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    FB T20 was a great tournament

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    Both were/are crap


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    There was more competition in FBT20. Although I do think that ABN Amro t20 Cup was even better.

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    I used to be genuinely disappointed after my team losing the match and I used get genuinely happy when my team won. Draft have simply muddied the competition and regional pride have gone down the drain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angrez Pakistani View Post
    I used to be genuinely disappointed after my team losing the match and I used get genuinely happy when my team won. Draft have simply muddied the competition and regional pride have gone down the drain.
    Very true.I used to feel the same.

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    People are not being practical here.

    The matches are more competitive and thus better to watch. Gone are the days where Lahore, Sialkot would win every edition with a lot of one sided games.


    "You aren't a failure if you fail, you are a failure if you don't get up to try again" - Imran Khan.

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