Chris Gayle presented some of his views on the inclusion of T10 cricket in the Olympics. He said that I would love to see T10 Cricket in the Olympics.
I Would Love to See T10 Cricket in The Olympics says Chris Gayle: As per his opinion, T10 also has a vast scope to be organized in the USA (United States of America).
He is about to start playing in the Abu Dhabi T10 cricket league, which will start from the 28th of January 2021. While he might have said this out of genuine concern for the sport as a whole, it can’t be denied that it is possible that it could be a marketing gimmick to promote the Abu Dhabi T10 cricket league.
It is not the first time an international cricketer has endorsed implementing the T10 format in the Olympics; ex-international cricketers Shahid Afridi and Virender Sehwag have also supported this idea before.
Back in May last year, Eoin Morgan endorsed this format to be used at the Olympics. T10, also known as the Ten10 format, involves both the teams being allowed to play ten overs each.
A great thing about this cricket format is that the entire match lasts for an hour and a half. The first-ever tournament which was conducted as per this format was a T10 league in the UAE.
ICC (International Cricket Council) then gave its seal of approval to the tournament in question.
Qatar, like the UAE, also has a T10 league. ICC had to open an investigation after incidents of match-fixing were reported. It will be interesting to see if the Olympics‘ organizing committee will accept this suggestion of all these former and current cricketers.
Hopefully, whatever decision they make will be taken after proper discussions. With those who have a vast knowledge of the game.