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Shane Watson Praises T10 League

Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes that the T10 league will modernise cricket and boost its fan base. According to the 37-year-old, the T10 format is an interesting and exciting concept.

The T10, being the first-ever internationally approved ten-over competition, began on 14 December 2017 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The tournament goes on for eight days, with eight teams going head-to-head with each other.

Shane Watson, who is presently a T20 specialist that plays domestic leagues all over the globe, will spearhead the Karachians this season. When asked if this condensed format could be incorporated into the international schedule, he said, “There's already a lot of cricket going on currently so I don't think the format will immediately make it to the international scheme of things, but having said that I think the T10 concept is very interesting and there's always a space for introducing a new format to the sport to make it more interesting.”

Drawing a parallel with the T20 format, the Aussie commented, “Just like how T20 cricket revolutionized the sport globally, I think T10 too will modernize the sport and will definitely be an exciting spectacle for the viewers.“

“Just like how T20 cricket revolutionized the sport and honed the skills of a player, I think this innovation shall also bring about a positive impact on the sport and grow fan bases across the globe,” he continued.

Watson also said that he had received a positive feedback from the star players who played a part in this league in 2017.

The second edition of this mouth-watering league will commence on 23 November this year. Along with Shane Watson, the likes of Chris Lynn, Shoaib Malik, Eoin Morgan, Shahid Afridi, Rashid Khan, Alex Hales, Andre Russell and Brendon McCullum will battle it out against each other.  

 

 

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