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Sunil Gavaskar bats for T20 cricket

The cricket legend feels T20 cricket is the ideal way to spread the game to countries not well-versed in the game.

cricket Updated: Apr 17, 2008 19:58 IST

Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar feels Twenty20 cricket is the ideal way to spread the game to countries not well-versed in it as it gets over in three hours unlike the longer versions of the game.

"It's a terrific for the emerging nations. It gets over in three hours. A football match gets over in say two hours (including extra-time etc). This form of the game can be taken to China, USA and parts of Europe, but the important factor is preparation of wickets," the former India captain said on the sidelines of the launch of Mumbai Indians IPL team in Mumbai on Thursday.

"No regrets," he said when queried whether he wished this format was in vogue during his playing days.