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What’s the hurry, sport?

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Image by Hans Georg Fischer Image by Hans Georg Fischer

OK, I’ll admit I’m a late adopter. If there’s a new gadget on the market, I’ll get it about three years after everyone else. I’ll embrace a fashion trend just as the hipsters are sending it to the charity bins.

And it’s taken this sports devotee twelve years to appreciate the merits of T20 cricket.

T20, of course, is the short version of the short version of the gentleman’s game, introduced when even the one-day format, a fraction the length of its Test cousin, was considered too long for fidgety fans.

It’s the short version twice removed, if you like, Test cricket’s runty second cousin, diminutive but brash and the life of the party.

Now it seems every sport is getting in on the quickie.

Last week, Aussie fans got their first taste of Fast4 tennis, complete with a DJ and Rafael Nadal’s disco-inspired outfit…

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