Abu Dhabi: Explosive opener Chris Gayle of the West Indies wants the newest, shorter format of cricket to be included in the T-10 Olympics schedule.
Gayle, who represents the Abu Dhabi squad in the upcoming Abu Dhabi T10 League season, believes T10 is a format that can advance cricket’s entry into the world’s biggest sporting events.
From his home in Jamaica, Gayle said he was eager to participate in the tournament. He said: “I’m resting right now, which I need, but keeping in mind the Abu Dhabi T10 League, I will start training soon and be ready to play.”
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After two seasons, he is back in this championship, which he is very happy with. He is a “very talented player”.
He said: “ So I’m really happy to be back in the Abu Dhabi squad. Chris Morris from South Africa is also on my team and I’ve played with him before so it’s good to come back and play with him and other players.
Speaking about the future prospects of T10, Gayle said, “I would love to see T10 at the Olympics. It will be a great thing for the game from a normal perspective.
He said, “I also think T10 can happen in America as well. I think most people don’t recognize America for cricket, but the T10 is perfectly suited to break into the United States and I think that can help generate some big income as well ”.