Eoin Morgan feels T10 format would be ideal at Olympics


Karachi: England’s limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan feels that the T10 format would be ideal for a global multi-sport event such as the Olympics as the entire tournament could be played in 10 days.

Cricket last featured at the Olympics in 1900 and at the Commonwealth Games in 1998. The 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham will feature a women’s Twenty20 competition but Morgan had emphasized that the T10 format would be a better fit than T20, 50 overs, or test cricket.

“The one thing that T10 offers above the three formats that makes it so appealing to an Olympic Games or a Commonwealth Games is the fact that you can play a whole tournament in the space of 10 days,” Morgan said in a video conference.

“To have a tournament in such a short space of time maximizes the opportunity and the exposure that it will have for the sport,” he added.

Morgans thinks that if a cricket tournament is being played in less time so it will be appealing as well as entertaining.

“When you can play a cricket tournament in eight-10 days it really does make it appealing, and on top of that it really would be extremely entertaining,” he maintained.

He further said that T10 has its own standards. “The most important part of a T20 game is always overs 10 to 20, but if you look at a T10 game, the earlier overs are the most important. You need to make the most of that very short powerplay, so who you put in those key positions and in the form that they’re in, is the most critical factor,” he added.

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