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Former England allrounder David Lloyd, writing in the Manchester Evening News, says that while the Twenty20 format has great entertainment value, it isn’t really cricket.
What we have to remember is that it isn’t real cricket. The players are out there using cricket equipment fair enough, but it is a form of entertainment, pure and simple. The dancing girls, music, mascots and fireworks are all part of it. Of course, for the players and for the clubs it is a serious matter because, with the Champions League a carrot at the end of it all, there are plenty of big bucks to be won.