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  • CA was against Twenty20: Lillee

    The Aussie great, who has been hired by the GMR Group as a bowling consultant for the Delhi Daredevils team, said that the Australian Cricket Board was against the very concept of Twenty20 format, before they realised the financial aspect of it.

    New Delhi: Years of bowling burden has taken its toll on his back, but Dennis Lillee’s aggression still seems a throwback from his heydays.

    The Aussie great, who has been hired by the GMR Group as a bowling consultant for the Delhi Daredevils team, said on Wednesday that the Australian cricket board was against the very concept of Twenty20 format, before they realised the financial aspect of it.

    "Cricket Australia was against Twenty20 matches right from the start. Even though England had introduced the concept quite successfully and South Africa were having their Pro20 series, the board was against it.

    "When I was the president of Western Australian Cricket Association, we organised the first ever Twenty20 tournament between Victoria and

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