The Cricket Pod: Is franchise cricket the way forward for the sport?
In this episode we hear from Geoff Allardice, Tim Cutler and UAE international Ahmed Raza to get their thoughts on what the T20 revolution means
The winds of change are whistling through cricket with gathering pace, with the mushrooming of franchise, Twenty20 leagues altering the sport’s landscape across the world.
Will the future see a global grand tour of short-format leagues replace the established international game?
Do the leagues provide a fairer meritocracy for players from beyond cricket’s established countries to make their name in the game?
And what do new leagues – like the UAE T20x, starting in December – need to do to stand out in an increasingly saturated market?
In this edition of The Cricket Pod, hosts Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil hear from players and administrators on what the T20 revolution means.
Geoff Allardice, ICC’s general manager of cricket, says the governing body are monitoring the spread of franchise cricket
Tim Cutler, the former Hong Kong Cricket chief executive, explains how to set up a viable competition beyond cricket’s established elite
Ahmed Raza, the UAE spin-bowler, discusses why the franchise leagues are so attractive to players – no matter where they are from.
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Updated: November 5, 2018 08:26 AM