Times of India – MUMBAI:
Dean Jones, in his day one of the biggest-hitting batsmen in cricket, has called for fresh innovation in Twenty20 by creating a new eight-run shot if the ball goes more than 85 metres.

Summary

  • MUMBAI: Dean Jones, in his day one of the biggest-hitting batsmen in cricket, has called for fresh innovation in Twenty20 by creating a new eight-run shot if the ball goes more than 85 metres.
  • Rules must change to make the game even more relevant to today’s fans, according to Jones — one of the most recognisable television commentators in cricket with his cry of “going, going, gooooone” each time a batsman hits a six.
  • Jones, who has travelled the cricket world for his coaching and commentary stints, has a special place for the IPL, whose huge salaries draw the best players from around the around.
  • Jones said traditional Tests will have to fight for their survival against T20’s runaway success as a growing numbers of players specialise in the format.
  • “Test doesn’t get your arousal levels up as (much as) a T20 match,” said Jones.


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