England’s white-ball captain Eoin Morgan, who additionally leads Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, claims that numerous Indian players have an interest in being part of his nation’s formidable ‘The Hundred’ league in addition to different franchise occasions throughout the globe.
Morgan additionally urged the sport’s directors to have a roadmap for the following 10 years to be sure that prime players aren’t 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 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 mentioned the ICC just isn’t doing sufficient to accommodate the nations that are shedding players to non-public leagues.
“My greatest fear is that the sport isn’t altering and accommodating the tempo at which it’s rising.
“It is definitely an area of concern and one that needs improvement going forward because you play against countries and some aren’t able to play their best XIs because they are competing against big leagues around the world,”
Morgan advised former England skipper Nasser Hussain throughout the chat.
Morgan cautioned ICC that in one other decade’s time, the franchise leagues will take over worldwide cricket.
“Whoever is in charge needs to think about what that looks like in 10 years’ time because if they don’t manage it, franchise leagues around the world will become more dominant.”
According to Morgan, the error that the custodians of the sport have made just isn’t segregating the three codecs correctly.
“One of the largest errors we make as a sport is having all three codecs overlap or not recognising the roles that they play throughout the sport. T20 cricket is an avenue for a younger child who has by no means seen the sport and sees this large shiny factor on TV with stars and the ball being blasted in every single 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.