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NEW DELHI: Together with his eyes set on the recent seat of the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC), Dave Cameron, former Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief, has a broad roadmap as to how cricket can turn out to be an Olympic sport.
In an unique interplay with ANI, Cameron stated that he believes the shortest format of the sport might be the stepping stone for cricket to go world, and a separate U-23 squad might be assigned for a similar with gamers from totally different continents.
“I feel we may use U-23 squads and have qualification based mostly on geography, this can be sure that all of the continents have an opportunity of representing on the Olympics and Commonwealth Video games,” the previous CWI chief advised ANI.
The 49-year-old picked T20 format as probably the most “aggressive” in cricket, additional saying that that is the “solely format” that may work in international locations just like the USA and China.
“T20 permits groups to be aggressive, and in fashionable instances, time is necessary. Therefore, a sport of three hours works for almost all of the viewers. If we go to the US and China, that is the one format that can work,” stated Cameron.
Among the many three codecs of cricket — Take a look at, ODI (One-day Worldwide), and T20 — the longest type of the sport continues to be thought-about as probably the most testing kind by many within the cricketing fraternity. Nevertheless, Cameron feels it’s the retired gamers who sing praises for the Take a look at-format, not the younger gamers.
“Whereas gamers converse concerning the custom they’re making choices about taking part in extra T20 league cricket fairly than take a look at matches. It is the gamers who’ve retired discuss conventional cricket extra so than these nonetheless taking part in.”
Cameron feels leagues corresponding to UEFA Champions League may solely be organised for cricket if there are sufficient sustainable T20 leagues working world wide.
Earlier this yr, speculations had been rife over Sourav Ganguly’s candidature because the ICC chairman. Though Ganguly has by no means come out in open saying that he needs to guide the ICC, former cricketers have named the present BCCI president as an “best individual” to move the apex cricketing physique.
Reacting to these speculations, the previous CWI chief stated, “Sure, it could take a success because the Asian block will help him.”
After relishing his time on the helm of CWI for six years (2003-2019), Cameron has thrown his hat within the ring for the submit of ICC’s Chairman. Nevertheless, CWI has determined to not help his candidature.
“I feel their alternative or lack of alternative is solely private which is unlucky. I consider we have now nonetheless not matured as a area or as individuals to look previous these items. Jamaica is the oldest impartial nation within the area. We nonetheless assume we’re inferior or others are superior.”
“I actually do not consider that I’m as certified — education-wise and skilled as each director who sits on the ICC and subsequently I really feel assured that if chosen I can do an impressive job,” he concluded.
As per media studies, England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) Colin Graves is the front-runner to turn out to be the following ICC’s Chairman. Nevertheless, ICC is but to launch the record of nominated candidates for the prime submit.