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100-over format

Morgan backs 100 ball-format to prevent ‘death’ of cricket

LONDON: England's ODI captain Eoin Morgan believes innovations such as the planned 100-ball format must be embraced otherwise cricket "will die". The England and Wales Cricket Board stunned existing cricket followers by announcing last week the creation of an eight-team domestic tournament in the brand new format of 100 balls a side to start in 2020 when it had been thought they were planning a Twenty20 event to supplement their existing 18-county Blast competition. For some fans it was one change too many to a landscape…