Dodemaide backs Twenty20 'evolution'
Western Australia's cricket boss Tony Dodemaide has thrown his weight behind the introduction of a national Twenty20 competition.
Western Australia's cricket boss Tony Dodemaide has thrown his weight behind the introduction of a national Twenty20 competition, describing the format as the "next evolution" of cricket.
The WACA ground welcomed its first sell-out crowd since 1981 last night as Western Australia beat Victoria by eight wickets in the country's first Twenty20 match.
Now WACA chief executive Dodemaide says state administrators will discuss a format for a new Twenty20 competition at a meeting in Melbourne in a few weeks' time.
"We have the established forms of the game, the Tests and the 50-over game, which I think will remain popular," said the former Australia player.
"But I do think that there's an opportunity to expand the game into this new format. This is the next evolution of the game, I think."
Australia A and Pakistan will make cricket history at the Adelaide Oval tonight when they face off in Australia's first Twenty20 international game.
Sides face a maximum of 20 overs per innings with bowlers limited to four overs each.
The format has already proved to be a crowd-puller in England, where it has been running at county level for the past two seasons.