T20 leagues pose threat to international cricket: Faf du Plessis

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Karachi

Faf du Plessis, the former captain of the South Africa cricket team, feels that the growing number of T20 leagues around the world are posing a threat to international cricket and there is a need to take steps to ensure both coexist.

Addressing a virtual press conference in Abu Dhabi, du Plessis told a group of Pakistani journalists he foresees cricket competitions following football’s trend.

“I think it is a threat for the international game with the power of the leagues that is growing year by year.

So, I think it is important that moving forward that you try and see — it’s always possible — if both can coexist,” said the former South African captain.

“If it becomes a choice, moving forward, then it can be a real threat for the international game,” said the veteran cricketer.

The South African cricketer hinted towards the possibility that in future cricket may look much like soccer, “where you have your world events, and in between, you just have these leagues around the world”.

“I think that it is important that there is a way where you can you can try and work with both, otherwise.—AFP