Jimmy Neesham Slams England’s Idea of 100-Ball Cricket Concept
New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham has slammed England Cricket Board’s (ECB) proposal for 100-ball cricket, which will muddy the sport’s waters even further if the project goes ahead.
ECB approved the proposal overnight, and it will run alongside the T20 Blast, one-day cup and County Championship from 2020.
Meanwhile, ECB only introduced the much popular Twenty20 to the world 15 years ago. However, the Hong Kong Sixes – consisting of five overs per six-man team – and T10 League exist as lower-level tournaments.
Remarkably, it was only in 2014 that England’s one-day competition changed from 40 overs to the standard 50 overs.
With so much confusion in the ranks already, the announcement caught players off guard.
Under the proposal, each team will face 15 standard six-ball overs before a ten-ball over complete the innings. ECB feels the idea was fresh and exciting and it will attract young audiences.
However, it did not go well with many cricketers, and they expressed their disappointment.
Neesham slams the new concept
Discarded New Zealand all-rounder sarcastically slammed the board for taking such decision. He took to Twitter to express his views.
On the one hand it’s pretty impressive that @ECB_cricket have the guts to try something so different when t20 is working so well in the rest of the world.
On the other hand… lol
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) April 19, 2018
“On the one hand, it’s pretty impressive that
@ECB_cricket have the guts to try something so different when t20 is working so well in the rest of the world. On the other hand… lol,” Neesham tweeted.
Meanwhile, the all-rounder has represented the Black Caps in all the formats. Neesham has played 12 Tests, 41 ODIs, and 15 T20Is for the Kiwi side.
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