Debashis Sarangi ∙ Aug 6 2022, 11:36 AM

Zampa lashes out at traditionalists for Hundred's unfair criticism

Since its inception in 2021, The Hundred has grabbed many eyeballs for its unique rules and regulations. Although the tournament turned out to be a massive success last year, it has received enormous backlash from the purists, who don't even consider it a valid format. 

However, experienced Australian spinner Adam Zampa has come in defence of the premier domestic competition. 

image-l6hsb2exZampa was phenomenal in T20 World Cup 2021

Zampa, who is representing Welsh Fire in The Hundred 2022, termed the tournament's criticism bizarre, considering how people have showered their love upon it so far. 

The 30-year-old slammed the traditionalists for their unfair criticism of the format and even explained its role in revamping England's County structure. 

"I think entertainment and sport go hand in hand, if you get people watching and it's a good spectacle, I don't understand what the issue is." 

"There seems to be a particular issue in this country with traditionalists and keeping the county game strong, but the county game's only going to get stronger with competitions like this. My first experience (in Southampton) was a packed house, I'm loving it."

Zampa seems astute in his views as each format has its own beauty and should be respected by the cricket lovers. With an ever increasing horizon of league cricket, we might see more fascinating innovations going forward. 

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