Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has identified a brand new significance of T10 cricket, as he believes this new structure may just carry cricket again into the Olympics.
Afridi, who’s lately representing the Pakhtoons in the continuing 2d season of the T10 League, mentioned he been very much inspired by means of the league’s expansion and sees ten-over cricket as the very best structure for introducing a much wider target audience to the sport.
“I think this is the best cricket you can introduce in the Olympic Games,” Afridi mentioned. ““I think you can take the game there and show the world what cricket is all about. I think this is the perfect format to introduce cricket and we are all enjoying it, which is the main thing.”
Afridi isn’t the one one to place his weight at the back of the T10 structure. Earlier England’s Eoin Morgan had additionally expressed an identical emotions referring to this new and amusing structure of the sport.
“I think T10 could be something you could potentially propose to an Olympic committee,” Morgan had advised ESPNcricinfo.
“When you look at the T20 game, it goes on for a little bit longer, so if you are talking about playing a role in the Olympics then you’d probably have ten teams or more and that would probably last five or six weeks. But a ten-over league could be done in about eight days which could be right.”
The one and most effective time cricket came about in the Olympics was once again in 1900, when Great Britain beat France to assert gold. More than 118 years on, Afridi is of the opinion that T10 would possibly simply be the important thing to unlocking cricket’s participation in game’s pinnacle world match.
Meanwhile, Afridi could also be of the opinio that cricket itself will benefir from the lifestyles of T10 cricket. “It’s quick fire, a big test of bowlers. Batsmen can show their skills and I saw myself some great innings, some great skills, some great shots,” mentioned Afridi of T10’s biggest promoting issues. “I think cricket will change with [T10]. Even T20 and one-day cricket will change with this cricket. I think you can take it [around the world] definitely because of the time,” Afridi mentioned.