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Mascarenhas, Mills and Shah discuss the introduction and evolution of T20 cricket.
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The PCA has teamed up with Greene King to provide an insight into the development of T20 cricket with three England players who shot to fame in the format.
T20 stars Dimitri Mascarenhas, Tymal Mills and Owais Shah joined host David Fulton for a vodcast focussed on the impact of T20 and specifically how their involvement helped to shape the 20-over game.
The inaugural Twenty20 Cup was introduced in 2003 as English cricket led the way for the likes of the Indian Premier League and Big Bash to follow.
Mascarenhas and Shah played in the opening night of the 20-over competition and proved to be pioneers of the format, Mascarenhas being the first Englishman to play in the IPL with Shah joining him shortly afterwards. The pair ended their careers with 360 T20 appearances between them.
The format was well established when Mills first started playing cricket as a 14-year-old youngster in 2006 and with a career of more ups and downs than most, a £1.4 million signing by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2017 underlined his ability to discuss the rise and rise of T20 cricket.
The latest episode follows on from a vodcast with Tim Bresnan, Paul Collingwood and Graeme Swann focussed on the 2010/11 Ashes and the thought provoking ‘Racism Through Cricket’s Lens’ with Mark Butcher, Michael Carberry, Isa Guha and Dean Headley.