Marchant de Lange: Glamorgan bowler backs 10-over trial

South African paceman Marchant de Lange has two years remaining on his Glamorgan deal
South African paceman Marchant de Lange has two years remaining on his Glamorgan deal

Glamorgan fast bowler Marchant de Lange says a new 10-over format for cricket could help spread the game to new audiences and new countries.

South African paceman De Lange played for Bengali Tigers in a trial tournament in the United Arab Emirates.

"It's definitely something I think will take off and spread around the world," he told BBC Sport Wales.

Eoin Morgan, Chris Jordan and Ravi Bopara were among the England players involved in Sharjah.

"It's a quick hour and a half and a lot of entertainment," said De Lange. "These formats will always annoy traditionalists, but we as cricketers have got to accept all the challenges coming our way.

"I think people will grasp the game quicker, they won't be bored and this could spread cricket in certain countries where they don't have it as one of their main sports."

De Lange, who has played six T20 internationals for South Africa, took three wickets for 105 runs in eight overs across the tournament.

"You've got to try to execute every single ball; from the word 'go' the batters try to hit you for six every single ball," he explained.

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