Many Indian cricketers are involved in competing in The Hundred, according to Eoin Morgan. The Hundred is a franchise-based 100-ball cricket tournament that was scheduled to begin in England last year. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, caused it to be delayed until this year.
Eoin Morgan, England’s white ball captain who also leads Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, says that a large number of Indian players are involved in participating in his country’s ambitious The Hundred league and other franchise events around the world. Morgan also encouraged the game’s officials to create a 10-year plan to guarantee that elite players don’t have to pick between a lucrative private league career and international cricket.
“Just getting talks out here about The Hundred, I know there are Indian cricketers out here who would love to play in The Hundred and other tournaments around the world,” Morgan said during an interview with “Sky Sports,” though he didn’t mention any names.
“They like travelling and learning about other cultures, and they can bring a lot of value to a tournament like that,” he said.
The Hundred is a franchise-based 100-ball cricket tournament that was scheduled to begin in England last year. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, caused it to be delayed until this year.
Morgan believes the International Cricket Council (ICC) is not doing anything to help countries that are losing talent to private leagues.
“My only concern is that the game isn’t evolving and adapting to the rate at which it is expanding.
During the talk, Morgan told former England captain Nasser Hussain, “It is certainly an area of question and one that needs development going forward when you compete against countries and some aren’t willing to play their best XIs because they are playing against major leagues around the world.”
Morgan warned the ICC that franchise leagues will take over international cricket in a decade’s time.
“Whoever is in charge has to worry about what it feels like in ten years and if they don’t, franchise leagues will become more powerful around the world.”
According to Morgan, the game’s custodians made an error by not correctly separating the three formats.