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Sport Former Australian coach Darren Lehmann backs draft system for Big Bash League

02:40  28 october  2019
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Former Australian coach Darren Lehmann has backed the introduction of a draft system in the Big Bash League, as the competition prepares to enter its ninth season.

BBL|09 starts in December and there have been a bunch of changes to the format for this season, including a more compact tournament and a five-team finals series.

But with so many good short-form cricketers in Australia and abroad, Lehmann believes it would be a great addition for certain players.

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“I think it could work for your out of contracted players definitely and I’m sure that’s something they’ll look at down the track” he said.

“Maybe they need to look at something new to revamp it?

"But I think it could still work in Australia."

With the inclusions of Dale Steyn and AB De Villiers this season and so many international stars wanting to come out here, there is perhaps more reason now to bring it in.

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But Lehmann believes we won't see it in the foreseeable future.

“The Big Bash is well cemented now and has got so many good players," he said.

"At the moment I don’t think they will go into a draft.”

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