England captain Eoin Morgan, who also runs Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, says many Indian players want to be a part of his country’s ambitious The Hundred league as well as other franchise events around the world. Morgan also urged the game’s administrators to have a roadmap for the next 10 years to ensure the top players don’t have to choose a lucrative career in private league over international cricket. “Just from having conversations here about The Hundred, I know there are Indian cricketers here who would love to play in The Hundred and other competitions around the world,” Morgan told Sky Sports during interaction, but took no name. .
“They love to travel and experience new conditions and cultures, and they would add tremendous value to a tournament like this,” he added.
The Hundred is a franchise-based 100-ball cricket event that was scheduled to start last year in England. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to its postponement until this year.
Morgan said the ICC is not doing enough to accommodate countries that are losing players to private leagues.
“My biggest worry is that the game doesn’t change and adapt to the pace at which it is developing.
“This is definitely a concern and needs to be improved as you play against countries and some are not able to play their best XIs because they are competing against big leagues around the world,” said Morgan to former English skipper Nasser Hussain. during the chat.
Morgan warned ICC that in another decade, franchise leagues will take over from international cricket.
“Whoever is in charge needs to think about what that will look like in 10 years, because if he doesn’t manage it, franchise leagues around the world will become more dominant.”
According to Morgan, the mistake the guardians of the game made was not properly separating the three formats.
“One of the biggest mistakes we make as a sport is that the three formats overlap or don’t recognize the roles they play in the game. T20 cricket is an avenue for a young child who has no never seen the game and who sees this big shiny thing.on tv with stars and the ball is blowing all over the place.
“Cricket over 50 has a different dynamic, it gives you a little bit of everything in one day. Match test cricket is our most prestigious game for our elite players. It will always be like that and for a few countries around the world, it is a priority, ”Morgan analyzed.
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