With T20 cricket increasingly getting difficult for the bowlers, Australian spin legend Shane Warne has come up with a suggestion. It is from his end an effort to bring more balance between the bat and the ball in the sport of cricket.
Warne has suggested the change via a tweet. Furthermore, he has tagged former Indian skipper and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, asking him to implement the rule from this IPL itself.
Warne suggests changes in favor of bowlers
“Getting a lot of great reply’s to my suggestion re a maximum of 5 overs per bowler in T/20 cricket ! Let’s make it happen ASAP! Maybe we could try it in the IPL starting on Sept 19.”
Getting a lot of great reply’s to my suggestion re a maximum of 5 overs per bowler in T/20 cricket ! Let’s make it happen ASAP @ICC ! Maybe we could try it in the @IPL starting on Sept 19 @SGanguly99 👍
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) September 8, 2020
Warne was heard speaking about the changes in the second T20I between England and Australia in Southampton.
“What about four bowlers bowl five overs? I just think it’s a better contest between bat and ball — you want your best bowlers bowling as much as you can as T20 is so much in the batsmen’s favour.”
“I reckon it gets rid of the bits-and-pieces and you can pick your best batsmen and best bowlers when selecting your team,” the spin wizard further added.
Nasser Hussain seconds Warne’s suggestion
Former England skipper, who is also a part of the commentary team agreed on Warne’s suggestion saying he too has been suggesting the same and has finally found a voice in Warne supporting him.
Meanwhile, BCCI boss Sourav Ganguly has left for Dubai on Wednesday to oversee the preparations for the upcoming IPL season from September 19. BCCI was on the verge of scrapping this IPL due to the sudden outbreak of coronavirus in the country and around the whole world. This disrupted the entire cricket forcing the ICC to postpone every tournament that was scheduled.
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Finally, with the ICC postponing the ICC Men’s World T20, the BCCI decided to use the available window and stage the IPL in the UAE to save itself from losing a huge amount of money had the season been called off.
Cricket fans will be able to see the matches via television broadcasting with the matches being played in empty stadiums. The BCCI boss is expecting to get some crowd in the latter part of the tournament. However, nothing has been confirmed on the same yet.