Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis feels the mushrooming T20 leagues around the globe is an enormous risk to worldwide cricket.
He mentioned the directors of the sport should strike a superb steadiness between leagues and worldwide cricket.
“T20 leagues are a risk for worldwide cricket. The ability of the leagues are rising 12 months by 12 months and clearly at first there may be simply 2 leagues around the globe and now its changing into 4,5, 6,7 leagues in a 12 months. The leagues are simply getting stronger,” he mentioned in a digital media interplay forward of the PSL.
“I believe its necessary that in future you attempt to see how its doable each can co-exist as a result of it it turns into a alternative shifting ahead into the longer term then it may be an actual risk for the worldwide recreation.”
Du Plessis, who will play for Peshawar Zalmi within the PSL, which resumes right here on June 9 after COVID-forced postponement, mentioned if the guardians of the sport don’t take corrective steps now, worldwide cricket runs the danger of shedding out to home leagues in future, identical to soccer.
“That could be a enormous problem. Could also be in 10 years time cricket will virtually be like soccer the place you might have your world occasions and in between you might have these leagues around the globe the place gamers can play,” the veteran South African batsman mentioned.
Citing the instance of West Indies gamers like Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo amongst others, Du Plessis mentioned many present gamers may choose to turn into freelance cricketers going ahead, which might be an enormous loss for his or her respective nationwide groups.
“If I take somebody like myself you go and play 2 or three or Four leagues around the globe however I can’t predict the longer term. There are increasingly gamers…(who wish to play in T20 Leagues).
“West Indies in all probability is the primary workforce that began doing it. All of their guys moved away from worldwide workforce to the T20 home circuit. So the West Indian workforce misplaced plenty of their key gamers. It’s beginning to occur with South Africa additionally,” he mentioned.