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Wallace tips shortest versions to take preference

21st March 2020, 18:22 by Neil Foster

Glamorgan director of cricket Mark Wallace feels the two shortest forms of cricket should dominate the sport's resumption.

The start of the season has inevitably been delayed due to coronavirus, with an initial date of May 28 given for when the campaign might get underway.

That seems unlikely given the proliferation of the virus worldwide and a few notable current and ex-players have raised doubts as to whether any cricket will be played in the summer of 2020.

The authorities will plan for a delayed start and Wallace believes that the four-day game should take a back seat to other forms when it all gets going.

"I would suggest the focus would be on international cricket, then T20, then the Hundred, with Championship cricket down the list," he told BBC Radio Wales Sport. "It's just so important we try to get some cricket on, if and when the health of the nation allows.

"The T20 Blast is massively important from an audience point of view, from a financial point of view it's the format which is played on television and if the Hundred gets missed, that's the opportunity to drive the game."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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