T10 format can potentially take cricket to Olympics, says Shahid Afridi
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi feels the T10 format can potentially take cricket to Olympics. Afridi will be making his debut in the Abu Dhabi T10 league this year where he will captain the Qalandars side. Ahead of the start of the tournament, Afridi praised the shortest format of the game and said it will help in maintaining the excitement level in cricket with its fast-paced nature.
Afridi, who retired from international cricket last year, still enjoys huge support across the world playing in several T20 leagues. He has played in numerous T20 competitions including the likes of Big Bash League, Carribean Premier League, Bangladesh Premier League and most recently the Canada Global T20 League. Afridi continues to travel across the world to play cricket and has been a great ambassador of the game.
Talking about his debut in the T10 League, the former Pakistan all-rounder stated how the format can help cricket earn a spot in the Olympics. "I think fans love T10 because it is fast-paced and the matches are over in 90 minutes. Cricket should always evolve and look at ways to maintain the excitement among the youngsters, and I think the Abu Dhabi T10 provides us a great opportunity to keep testing the format, and potentially take cricket to the Olympic Games," Afridi was quoted as saying by IANS.