Sydney: Retired Australian paceman Glenn McGrath said he was keen to be involved in Twenty20 cricket in India, but that he wouldn't want it to overtake the longer forms of the game.
McGrath, who retired after Australia won their third World Cup in April, is in training for next year's Indian Premier League Twenty20 provincial competition, a move he is excited about.
"People coming to watch the game are probably not your mainstream cricket fans so it's bringing more people to the game, which is great," he told Australian press agency AAP.
But he said he would hate to see the shortest form of the game overshadow the five-day Test match or the 50-over one-day game.
"The effect it will have on Test cricket or one-day cricket, hopefully it won't be negative," McGrath said.
He said the higher run-rates of Twenty20 cricket could broaden the sport's appeal but the shortest form also had the potential to overtake traditional formats in places like the US where cricket lacks a strong foothold.
"I would hate to see it take the spot of Test cricket and one-day cricket," McGrath said.
"Hopefully there is room for all three forms of the game but we'll wait and see."
McGrath, 37, said he was also looking at business opportunities in cricketing-mad India.
"Whether that's playing or whatever, we'll see what happens," he said.
Earlier this month Indian cricket authorities announced McGrath and New Zealander Stephen Fleming would be part of the Indian Premier League made up of franchised teams under the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).