Kirmani sees 10-over-a-side contest in future
Former India wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani on Friday said the days of ten-overs-a-side contest making a foray into international cricket is not far away as it would make the game even more interesting.
Kirmani noted that initially only Test matches were played and it was only in 1975 that 60-overs-a-side version was introduced, followed by 50-overs-each and then came the new “very exciting” format of T20. “These three formats will grow eternally and there could be another format coming up very soon in the form of T10 which will be more interesting. There is lot of glamour which has come in and lot of commercialisation has come into the game (cricket) which is good,” he told a news agency. Kirmani said while the stress was on copybook technique during his playing days, it’s all about winning now.