Cricket looks to expand contest



CENTRAL Queensland cricket is joining forces for a potential new-look competition to ensure a healthy future for the sport.

A sport that dominates the summer sporting calendar, cricket has struggled to retain players over past seasons and a Premier League proposal will be tabled at the Frenchville Sports Club at 10am on Sunday, April 23.

Rugby League, football and Australian Football all play an expanded competition in Central Queensland and now cricket will discuss if this is a viable option for their sport.

The proposal could involve six Rockhampton clubs, five Gladstone clubs and a Callide Valley or Central Highlands team to provide a 10-team competition.

On the plus side it would provide more variety in competition and give selectors a chance to watch more players.

However, there are concerns about travel and umpire numbers.



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