London – England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan believes inventions such because the deliberate 100-ball layout will have to be embraced differently cricket “will die”.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) shocked current cricket fans by means of pronouncing final week the introduction of an eight-team home match within the emblem new layout of 100 balls an aspect to begin in 2020 when it have been concept they had been making plans a T20 tournament to complement their current 18-county Blast pageant.
For some enthusiasts it was once one trade too many to a panorama already that includes top quality, restricted overs and Twenty20 cricket.
However former Eire global Morgan, no stranger to the unorthodox in his function as a white-ball batsman, was once enthusiastic.
“It sounds other, it seems like one thing is there to create a truly just right, viable product to promote to other people outdoor of cricket,” he advised journalists at Lord’s.
“I’ve numerous pals outdoor of cricket that may by no means come to a cricket event, however have already stated they experience that there is been somewhat little bit of noise about it, as a result of it is scary folks that already come to the sport.”
He added: “And that’s the level of it. We are seeking to develop the sport.
“Cricket participation ranges were taking place for fairly some time, and we wish to do one thing other to modify the popularity of the game, or the perceived obstacles that wish to be damaged down with the intention to play the game.
“As a result of if we proceed to stick inflexible and do not trade the rest for a protracted time period, the game will die.”
Morgan was once adamant supporters of conventional top quality County Championship and Check cricket had not anything to worry from the ECB’s 100-ball plan.
“It isn’t designed to kill off individuals who love cricket,” he insisted.
“I completely love cricket, so it would possibly not kill off me.”
Morgan was once talking after the fixture agenda for the 2019 International Cup in England and Wales was once introduced.
England have by no means received the showpiece one-day global tournament.
However since their embarrassing first-round go out on the 2015 version in Australia and New Zealand, England have skilled an upturn of their 50-over fortunes.
They have misplaced simply 3 in their previous 14 house ODIs and an upbeat Morgan stated: “I think we are rising as a crew and if we play neatly between right here and the International Cup we’re going to be contenders.”
To maximize their possibilities, Morgan stated England avid gamers concerned within the Indian Premier League can be recalled early from subsequent 12 months’s version of the profitable Twenty20 match forward of a five-match warm-up house ODI collection in opposition to Pakistan.
“It is one thing we mentioned ahead of the IPL public sale this 12 months,” stated Morgan.
“It is the most important a part of guys’ construction however within the lead-in to a International Cup we wish to be in combination as an aspect.”