T20 leagues can become a real threat for international cricket: Faf du Plessis

Du Plessis is currently in UAE for the upcoming PSL 2021, which is scheduled to start on June 9.
Swati Bhatia Editor

Updated - 6 June 2021 10:36 pm

Faf du Plessis

South Africa’s batsman Faf du Plessis has shown his concern towards the growing domination of T20 leagues around the world. The former Proteas skipper admitted that the growing popularity of T20 leagues is a threat to international cricket. Du Plessis is currently in UAE for the upcoming PSL 2021, which is scheduled to start from June 9.

T20 Leagues are getting stronger: Du Plessis

Du Plessis, while speaking to media ahead of the PSL 2021, said that leagues are getting stronger year by year and admitted that T20 leagues and international cricket need to co-exist together in a balanced manner.

“Power of the leagues that are growing year by year. You know in the beginning there was maybe two leagues around the world, where now it must be coming to four, five, six, seven leagues. And the leagues are getting stronger”, said du Plessis.

“I think it’s important that, moving forward, that you try and see as to how best possible you can co-exist with both. Because I think if it becomes a choice moving forward into the future, then it can be a real threat for the international game”, he further added.

Cricket may become soccer in 10 years’ time

The Proteas cricketer, who will be playing for Quetta Gladiators in PSL 2021, said that cricket might become like football in 10 years’ time where players from all around the world will play international games in between the leagues.

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“Maybe in 10 years’ time, cricket will be almost like soccer [football]. Where you have world events and in between, you just have these leagues around the world where teams go and play”, he concluded.

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