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T20s 'killing the game', says Vivian Richards

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Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 15:46 [IST]

T20s 'killing the game': Richards

London, Nov 28: West Indies might have won the ICC World Twenty20 trophy this year but Vivian Richards feels T20s are "killing the game" and wants ICC to cut down on the increasing number of T20s.

T20 cricket, which is a recent addition to the game, never saw the swashbuckling Richards in this format. However, the West Indies legend has this year signed up as a mentor with Melbourne Stars for Big Bash League.

Richards, on Wednesday, was quoted in "Daily Mirror" newspaper as saying that T20s are "killing the game."

"You can still have Twenty20 cricket, which can be a great asset in terms of what you miss with bums on seats as far as Test cricket is concerned. I just want balance, and if you have balance you will have a much better ratio of individuals wanting to represent their countries," the 60-year-old Richards was quoted.

Richards is not the first cricketer to raise concerns over the popularity of T20s. In the past too, there have been calls for reduction of T20 games by many former players.

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Topics: vivian richards, icc, t20

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