Stylish Caribbean all-round player Andre Russell, who is a proven match winner in the T20 format of the game, has stated that the T10 format could be the perfect format to take cricket to Olympics.
It is worth highlighting that Russell is part of the Northern Warriors team in the forthcoming Abu Dhabi T10. This will be the third season of the tournament which is scheduled to take place in Abu Dhabi from 14-24 November.
“It would be brilliant for cricket to become an Olympic sport and I know all players would love the opportunity of representing their country at an Olympic event,” said Russell as quoted by IANS.
He added that the since the format of the game will be 10 overs a side, every player playing the format has to raise the bar of their game since the margin for error is very less in this format.
“The T10 format is obviously shorter than T20 and batsmen have very less time to get themselves in. You have to really attack and go after the bowling from ball one. As a bowler and a fielding team, you have to really be on your game and plan well as you know the batsmen are looking to take you down every delivery,” said the 31 year old cricketer.
Russell insisted that the Abu Dhabi T10 would be bigger and improved than the last edition.
“I am sure it will be a box office event,” he concluded.