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Ponting still has Twenty20 concerns

Australian captain Ricky Ponting has once again questioned Twenty20 crickets place on the international calendar but admitted the money generated from the format is beneficial to the game.

Ponting who admitted he didn't like the "blast-a-thon" nature of the format earlier this year once again raised questions about the scheduling of events, he said "The international calendar is packed these days and on top of that Twenty20 cricket won't do much for the players. Twenty20 cricket has its own place," adding more and more cricket was making it more difficult for the players.

Pointing did however acknowledged that revenue from Twenty20 cricket was helping development game "I've never been a big fan of Twenty20 cricket, but I gather that there's a lot of interest and money in this version of the game, and we need money for the growth and development of the game."

"Though currently there appeared to be no threat of the Twenty20 matches taking over the one-day games, care had to be taken to ensure that it did not occur," he said.

Ponting made similar comments at the start of the year urging the game's governing body not to overdose on Twenty20 cricket because it's a brand he can't take seriously

"I don't really like playing Twenty20 international cricket," he said. "I know it is cracking entertainment for the fans. I can see it would be good fun, and how it might attract new spectators.

"One international game a season, maybe even an international tournament once every four years, might be all right, though."

source - cricket20.com
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