Help me out here:
A bit of a laugh, they said. Just a hit and giggle. Twenty20 cricket couldn't last; it wasn't the same. Audiences have proved the naysayers wrong - and hasn't it made TV executives smile?
T20 is a bit of a laugh. It is hit and giggle (and slather and whack). It isn't the same. But as far as I'm aware, rock all naysayers said it wouldn't last; and just who are these naysayers? Contrary to what sounds like press release regurgitation, plenty of people said the Big Bash would get a boost moving from cable to FTA.
"Test purist colleagues" plural is curious. The bullshit detector pings when more than one person is quoted using the same words, in this case "strangely addictive". But the BSD could be jumping at shadows.
Note: I've only seen about 20 minutes of the BBL. Been stuck home waiting for my call up to stand in a box and catch sixes.