Shane Watson Thrashes New BBL Rules, Refers To Them As ‘Gimmicks’

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Shane Watson takes a dig at BBL
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Dream11 IPL 2020 proved to be a great success with fans finally getting access to high-quality cricket post the Coronavirus outbreak. However, the T20i season is not over with the completion of IPL as Australia’s top-tier league Big Bash is set to kick-off from December 10. The 10th season of BBL is already in talks before its commencement, credits to the three latest modifications added to the format. Cricket Australia has altered three new rules in the upcoming league – X-Factor, Power Surge, and Bash Boot.

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Shane Watson takes a dig at new BBL rules

The new rules have already created enough headlines and mostly for the wrong reasons so far. Many experts as well as cricketers along with the fans seem to be unsatisfied with the new unprecedented rules. Earlier this week, New Zealand’s Jimmy Neesham took a dig at the new set of rules, and now, former Australian ace Shane Watson has criticized the Australian board for their failed attempt to spice up the format.

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39-year-old Shane Watson penned down a blog post on his T20 website while tearing apart the additional rules in BBL 2020-21. The legendary cricketer called the new rules a set of “gimmicks” and stated that Cricket Australia is trying to fix a wheel that is not broken. According to Shane Watson, BBL didn’t require any changes as the league was already a hit amongst the fans.

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Shane Watson wants to be proved wrong

He further stated that the additional rules are just an ignorant attempt from CA to rejuvenate the tournament. Shane Watson, who recently featured in his last IPL season, believes that the new ‘science experiments’ are just going to create chaos in the minds of the viewers as well as the players and the coaches.

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