Afridi backs T10 as gateway into Olympics
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has said that the T10 format could be cricket’s gateway into the Olympics. Afridi, who is playing his second season of the T10 League, told ESPNcricinfo that he has been greatly encouraged by the leagues growth and potential.
"I think this is the best cricket you can introduce in the Olympic Games," Afridi said. "I think you can take the game there and show the world what cricket is all about. I think this is the perfect format to introduce cricket and we are all enjoying it, which is the main thing."
Afridi’s comments come only a few days after ICC’s bid for a women’s cricket event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
"It's quick fire, a big test of bowlers. Batsmen can show their skills and I saw myself some great innings, some great skills, some great shots," said Afridi of T10's greatest selling points. "I think cricket will change with [T10]. Even T20 and one-day cricket will change with this cricket. I think you can take it [around the world] definitely because of the time," Afridi said.