Eoin Morgan bats for T10 format at Olympics
England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan says cricket’s 10-overs format would be ideal for a global multi-sport event. He says that the entire tournament could be squeezed into 10 days. Cricket did feature at the 1900 Olympics and was played in the 1998 Commonwealth Games as well. The 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham will feature a women’s Twenty20 competition but Morgan says the T10 format would be a better fit than T20, 50 overs or test cricket.
Eoin Morgan said in a video conference: 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. To have a tournament in such a short space of time maximizes the opportunity and the exposure that it will have for the sport. 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. The most important part of a T20 game is always overs 10 to 20, who also captains Delhi Bulls in the Abu Dhabi T10 competition. 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 power play, so who you put in those key positions and in the form that they are in, is the most critical factor.