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By mav
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davee wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:55 am
A retractable roof would be a massive structure on a Cricket ground, the playing area of a Test Ground is probably 3 or 4 times that of a football pitch. T20 could be played in Football stadiums as was mooted many years ago in the John Player League days as short boundaries and close crowds would probably be an asset.
Well baseball grounds do it, as do athletics fields.

I would imagine a test ground moving from in a city center to out of town (generating money for the new ground in the process)
By LankyShark
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Iron Mike wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:51 pm
I can't find it either but look at these...
Stamford Bridge
http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/con ... 58393.html

St Helens Swansea 1989 with pic from 1988
http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/300912750881?_mwBanner=1

Thanks. Lambert and Butler. I knew it was cigarette related. Glad too it was in the early 1980s. Any earlier and I would be older than I thought. Any later and I would have thought my memory was going.


Found this

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mancheste ... 7599543726
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By Alex
#20072
mav wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:25 am
davee wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:55 am
A retractable roof would be a massive structure on a Cricket ground, the playing area of a Test Ground is probably 3 or 4 times that of a football pitch. T20 could be played in Football stadiums as was mooted many years ago in the John Player League days as short boundaries and close crowds would probably be an asset.
Well baseball grounds do it, as do athletics fields.

I would imagine a test ground moving from in a city center to out of town (generating money for the new ground in the process)
It does also depend on the ground, a lot of the grounds in England are quite open, it'd be a lot easier to do it on a ground like the MCG.
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