Inside Kings League rulebook - the quirky Gerard Pique football format

9 days ago The Herald

Even in the haphazard world of Scottish football officiating, the aforementioned hypotheticals are outrageous – well, perhaps not the Tavernier one – but they are weekly occurrences in the newly-launched Kings League. For those new to the Kings League, it's the brainchild of Gerard Pique, the former Champions League and World Cup winning defender of Barcelona and Spain fame. With its efforts to inject greater pace and drama into football the Kings League is not unlike the white-ball format introduced to make cricket more sexy but with a lot more wildcard elements and gimmicks to it. It's not the worst idea in the world, even if much of the rest of the Kings League seems designed to appeal to the mores of kids and teenage streamers encamped in their bedrooms. Cricket, a stolid, slow-moving format has benefited from greater innovation and the introduction pacier play to its proceedings in T20, for example.
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