Former South African captain AB de Villiers has expressed interest in playing in The Hundred – the England and Wales Cricket Board’s new limited-overs tournament.
While Indian captain Virat Kohli has publicly stated disinterest in the new format, De Villiers is eager to participate in next year’s trial.
‘I can’t see anything wrong with trying something different,’ he told the BBC.
‘I’m not set in my schedule at the moment, but I would love to play in the United Kingdom. I’m sure with the tradition and the culture of cricket over there, it would be very well supported. I would love to be a part of it.
‘There’s nothing wrong with experimenting with the format. It’s not a huge change, but it’s something different. It’s nice to experiment, and in a year or two we’ll see what happens.’
De Villiers retired from international cricket last year. He will play for the Rangpur Riders, Lahore Qalandars and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Bangladesh Premier League, Pakistan Super League and Indian Premier League respectively this year.
Last last year, he represented the Tshwane Spartans in the inaugural Mzansi Super League – and has also played for the Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League.