The inaugural edition of the Ten10 league is around the corner and Eoin Morgan, England’s limited-overs captain, sees the tournament as potentially ‘ground-breaking’ and a possible route for cricket to be included in Olympics.
Morgan is among the star players signed for the competition which will take place from December 14 in Sharjah. The 10-over-a-side matches will last 90 minutes and include two-over Powerplays.
Before T10, T20 provided a format that, time-wise, could be more feasible than one-day cricket – but Morgan believes T10 could be an even better choice for the Olympics.
“I think T10 could be something you could potentially propose to an Olympic committee,” Morgan told ESPNcricinfo.
“When you look at T20 game, it goes for a little bit longer, so if you are talking about playing a role in the Olympics then you’d probably have ten teams or more and that would probably last five or six weeks, but a 10-over league could be done in about eight days which could be right.”
“I think we have reached a limit, I think T10 is as short as the game can go but certainly there is huge potential for a T10 game,” Morgan said.
“It’s 90 minutes, very exciting entertainment and exposing the game to different people around the world who would not come and watch one-day or T20 cricket.’