Mushrooming T20 leagues a threat to international game, says Faf

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Mushrooming T20 leagues a threat to international game, says Faf

The big money in T20 leagues is making it hard for national boards to keep players available for international cricket

Amlan Chakraborty

The proliferation of domestic Twenty20 leagues poses a threat to international cricket and the game must find a way to balance both, according to SA’s former captain Faf du Plessis.

All top cricket playing nations — including Australia, India, England, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka — have their own T20 leagues. The West Indies, which groups several Caribbean islands and other territories, also has its own league.

“I think it’s a threat for the international game — the power of the leagues that are growing year by year,” Du Plessis, who is a familiar face in such franchise leagues himself and is in Abu Dhabi for the Pakistan Super League T20 competition, told a virtual news conference on Sunday...

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