Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis feels the mushrooming T20 leagues around the globe is a giant menace to worldwide cricket.
He stated the directors of the sport should strike a nice stability between leagues and worldwide cricket.
“T20 leagues are a menace for worldwide cricket. The ability of the leagues are rising 12 months by 12 months and clearly to start with there may be simply 2 leagues around the globe and now its changing into four,5, 6,7 leagues in a 12 months. The leagues are simply getting stronger,” he stated in a digital media interplay forward of the PSL.
“I believe its vital that in future you try to see how its potential each can co-exist as a result of it it turns into a selection shifting ahead into the longer term then it may be an actual menace for the worldwide sport.”
Du Plessis, who will play for Peshawar Zalmi within the PSL, which resumes right here on June 9 after COVID-forced postponement, stated if the guardians of the sport do not take corrective steps now, worldwide cricket runs the chance of shedding out to home leagues in future, identical to soccer.
“That may be a enormous problem. Could also be in 10 years time cricket will virtually be like soccer the place you’ve your world occasions and in between you’ve these leagues around the globe the place gamers can play,” the veteran South African batsman stated.
Citing the instance of West Indies gamers like Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo amongst others, Du Plessis stated many present gamers would possibly choose to turn out to be freelance cricketers going ahead, which might be a giant loss for his or her respective nationwide groups.
“If I take somebody like myself you go and play 2 or three or four leagues around the globe however I am unable to predict the longer term. There are increasingly more gamers…(who need to play in T20 Leagues).
“West Indies most likely is the primary crew that began doing it. All of their guys moved away from worldwide crew to the T20 home circuit. So the West Indian crew misplaced lots of their key gamers. It is beginning to occur with South Africa additionally,” he stated.