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T10 Cricket is perfect for Olympics, says Shahid Afridi

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Shahid Afridi, Shahid Afridi World XI, Shahid Afridi World XI captain, World XI vs West Indies, sports news, cricket, Indian Express Afridi is lately taking part in for the Pakhtoons within the T10 Cricket League within the UAE. (Supply: PTI Report)

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi mentioned that T10 cricket is the way in which ahead if the sport is to go into the Olympics. “I believe that is the most efficient cricket you’ll be able to introduce within the Olympic Video games,” Afridi is quoted as pronouncing through ESPNcricinfo.

Afridi is lately taking part in for the Pakhtoons within the T10 Cricket League within the UAE. The all-rounder, who performed 398 ODIs for Pakistan in his 22-year global occupation, mentioned that that is the easiest way to turn “the arena what cricket is all about.” “I believe that is the easiest structure to introduce cricket and we’re all taking part in it, which is the principle factor,” he mentioned.

“It’s fast hearth, a large check of bowlers. Batsmen can display their talents and I noticed myself some nice innings, some nice talents, some nice pictures,” mentioned Afridi. “I believe cricket will trade with [T10]. Even T20 and one-day cricket will trade with this cricket. I believe you’ll be able to take it [around the world] without a doubt on account of the time,” Afridi mentioned.

It’s an opinion that he stocks with present England ODI and T20I captain Eoin Morgan. “I believe T10 might be one thing you should doubtlessly suggest to an Olympic committee,” Morgan had mentioned throughout the primary version of the T10 League. “Whilst you have a look at the T20 sport, it is going on for a bit bit longer, so in case you are speaking about taking part in a job within the Olympics then you definately’d almost certainly have ten groups or extra and that may almost certainly ultimate 5 – 6 weeks. However a ten-over league might be executed in about 8 days which might be proper.”

Cricket has now not been within the Olympics since 1900. The ICC had bid for a girls’s cricket match in 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Video games.

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