Colombo: Every tournament - its structure, fixtures and rules - exists for a reason. Commercial concerns are the big decision-makers, of course, but common sense and logic matter too.
Under the circumstances, year after year, tournament after tournament, big cricket events defy all logic with their structuring. We have just come to the end of the first five or six days of the World Twenty20, without seeing much of import. Results have gone the way you would expect them to.
Indeed, the world is expanding - for football, cricket and all sports. And we rejoice at these growing boundaries. At the same time, we must approach the new order sensibly and plan smartly.