Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones has called for changes in T20 cricket regarding the sixes hit over 85 metres.
The 2018 Indian Premier League commentator has stated that eight runs should be awarded to the team when a batsman hits a six over 85 metres.
T20 has been a revelation across the globe and Jones wants this new change to make it more attractive.
8-run six could see big-hitters increase the spectacle
Jones said that technology has evolved over the years and it is not difficult to implement his suggestion.
8-run boundary would help T20 cricket since this will take excitement of fans to the next level.
He feels that the big-hitters of the game can increase the spectacle if such a ploy is introduced.
Batsmen like Gayle, Russell could come to fore
Jones said that if eight runs are required off last ball and his proposal is accepted, then one will hope the likes of Chris Gayle and Andre Russell would get their teams home. He feels this is an added incentive.
Television demanding T20s over Test cricket: Jones
Jones also said that Test cricket's popularity is decreasing day by day as T20 cricket has taken over.
He thinks that Tests will have to battle against T20s for survival.
As per Dean, Test cricket doesn't excite fans anymore. Further, he stated that 50-over format too isn't being held much.
He concluded by saying that television is demanding T20 cricket.