We all have grown up playing backyard cricket with a tennis ball. The matches would vary from eight overs to 10 overs depending on the number of players in each team. Four years ago, the Abu Dhabi T10 League took the childhood emotion into the stadiums; a format more brutal than the first powerplay of a T20 game with international players in action.

In 2021, the league officials did the unthinkable by conducting 29 games in 10 days in a bio-bubble amid the COVID-19 pandemic to set a template as cricket’s inclusion in the Olympics continues to be discussed.

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The positives of T10

The tournament is also scouting uncapped talent from different parts of the world. Nottinghamshire wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Moores, son of former England coach Peter Moores, is yet to make his international debut but he is a crucial player…

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