There are Indian cricketers out here who would love to play in The Hundred: Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan is likely to lead London Spirits in the upcoming inaugural season of the Hundred.
Updated - Apr 2, 2021 3:45 pm
England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan has said that there are Indian cricketers who would love to take part in ‘The Hundred’. Morgan is currently in India for the IPL 2021. He is the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise and had taken over from Dinesh Karthik, midway into the 2020 edition.
During a recent interaction, the World Cup-winning captain talked about the England and Wales Cricket Board’s upcoming new format tournament, The Hundred. While in a conversation with Nasser Hussain, the southpaw said that there is a genuine interest from some cricketers to go and play other T20 leagues around the globe, along with the Hundred.
“Just having conversations out here about ‘The Hundred’, I know that there are Indian cricketers out here who would love to play in The Hundred and other competitions around the world,” Morgan told ‘Sky Sports’ during but did not take any names. He also said that the quality of Indian players will be valued quite well in these leagues.
If they don’t manage it, franchise leagues around the world will become more dominant: Eoin Morgan
Furthermore, the England captain expressed his concerns around the massive exponential growth the game has had after the introduction of franchise-based leagues. The 34-year-old pointed that some international teams are not able to play their first-choice XI as the players are playing in leagues around the world.
“My biggest worry is that the game isn’t changing and accommodating the pace at which it is growing. It is definitely an area of concern and one that needs improvement going forward because you play against countries and some aren’t able to play their best XIs because they are competing against big leagues around the world,” Morgan added.
The left-handed batsman further shared that if the administrators are not taking things into their hands, then franchise leagues will become more dominant in the near future. “Whoever is in charge needs to think about what that looks like in 10 years’ time because if they don’t manage it, franchise leagues around the world will become more dominant,” Morgan said.
Morgan has vast experience of playing white-ball cricket. Apart from being a part of KKR, the cricketer is also part of London Spirits in the upcoming edition of The Hundred. He has also previously featured in Big Bash League, Pakistan Super League, Caribbean Premier League, and Mzansi Super League.