About T20 Blast Format
LONDON, England (CMC) – World Champion T20 captain Darren Sammy has echoed concerns by players and officials about the elongated format of England’s NatWest T20 blast.
Sammy has lamented the duration of the tournament, which runs for nearly three months, saying the wait between matches can be “frustrating”.
His comments reflect the sentiments of his Hampshire teammate Shahid Afridi and come on the heels of similar criticisms from England cricketer Jos Buttler and remarks of the ECB chairman, Colin Graves, who denounced the NatWest T20 Blast as “mediocre”.
“It’s a difficult tournament, at least three months, it’s long,” Sammy told ESPNcricinfo.
“It can be frustrating playing one or two games every weekend. It’s Twenty20, you’ve got to be playing it fast”.
Sammy and Afridi both played in Hampshire’s double-header over the recent weekend, at home against Kent and then away against Glamorgan.
However the players have a lot of time on their hands since their next fixture will be in Canterbury on Wednesday.
Edited by Jesus Chan
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