KOLKATA: England‘s white ball captain Eoin Morgan, who additionally leads Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, claims that quite a bit of Indian gamers have an interest in being a component of his nation’s bold ‘The Hundred‘ league in addition to other franchise occasions throughout the globe.
Morgan additionally urged the sport’s directors to have a roadmap for the following 10 years to make sure that prime gamers usually are not compelled to select a profitable non-public league profession over worldwide cricket.
“Just having conversations out here about ‘The Hundred’, I know that there are Indian cricketers out here who would love to play in The Hundred and other competitions around the world,” Morgan advised ‘Sky Sports’ throughout an interplay however didn’t take any names.
“They love travelling and experiencing new conditions and cultures, and they would add huge value to a tournament like that,” he added.
The Hundred is a franchise-based mostly 100-ball cricket occasion that was supposed to begin final yr in England. However, the COVID-19 pandemic led to its postponement to this yr.
Morgan stated the ICC is just not doing sufficient to accommodate the nations that are dropping gamers to non-public leagues.
“My biggest worry is that the game isn’t changing and accommodating the pace at which it is growing.
“It is unquestionably an space of concern and one which wants enchancment going ahead since you play towards nations and some aren’t in a position to play their finest XIs as a result of they’re competing towards massive leagues world wide,” Morgan told former England skipper Nasser Hussain during the chat.
Morgan cautioned ICC that in another decade’s time, the franchise leagues will take over international cricket.
“Whoever is in cost wants to take into consideration what that appears like in 10 years’ time as a result of if they do not handle it, franchise leagues world wide will develop into extra dominant.”
According to Morgan, the mistake that the custodians of the game have made is not segregating the three formats properly.
“One of the largest errors we make as a sport is having all three codecs overlap or not recognising the roles that they play inside the sport. T20 cricket is an avenue for a younger child who has by no means seen the sport and sees this massive shiny factor on TV with stars and the ball being blasted all over the place.
“50-over cricket has a different dynamic, it gives you a little bit of everything all in one day. Test match cricket is our most prestigious game for our elite players. It will always be like that and for a very few countries around the world, it is prioritised,” Morgan analysed.