Cricket shrinks: Bored with T-20, then here in T-10


DUBAI,Oct 04 (TNS): – The United Arab Emirates will introduce a new cricket format when big hitters Shahid Afridi of Pakistan, India’s Virender Sehwag, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara and England’s Eoin Morgan feature in a T10 league in December.

The 10-over-a-side matches will spread over 90 minutes (45 minutes for each innings) in Sharjah, the details of which were announced here on Tuesday.

Twenty20 cricket was introduced in England in 2003, while the first international T20 match was held between Australia and New Zealand at Auckland in February 2005.

Since then, the shortest format – the other two are five-day Tests and 50-over internationals – has become the most popular amongst the fans around the world.