Legendary Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has said, England needs to overhaul its current domestic T20 format to match with other similar tournaments, a media report said.
The spinner who has already retired from International cricket but still active in first class circuit has suggested England to change its T20 format to make it attractive.
“I think they need a big change. They introduced it worldwide but now England is old-fashioned.” Murali was quoted saying in the media report.
Murali has suggested the T20 format in England should introduce franchised teams thus helping the county’s financially.
The legendary spinner has pointed out that such franchise systems has helped the growth of the tournaments such as IPL, BPL and the Big Bash in Australia.
According to the current domestic T20 format in England, they allow 18 county sides – featuring two foreign players.
There are three groups which play 10 games before entering the knock-out stages, formed out of the top two in the groups and the two best performing third placed teams.
Murali is currently in England to take part in a T20 competition.
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