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Twenty20 has knocked test cricket for six. How should the sport handle the wild success of the new format? Plus, how a team from Nairobi's slums saved Kenyan football

By David Goldblatt   December 2008

Twenty20: barbarians at the gates

“A lot of people think too much and too deeply about stuff,” said Kevin Pietersen, captain of the England cricket team, when asked whether England should be playing the Stanford Superstars. Given their dismal performance, Pietersen and his team now have plenty of things to think about—not least how the global game of cricket is being transformed.

Money, of course, is the catalyst—the prize fund for England’s match with the all-star West Indies side was $20m. And this is only the latest venture for American-Antiguan billionaire Allen Stanford, who founded the Superstars, built his own…

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