YORKSHIRE batsman Tom Kohler-Cadmore admits he is relishing the introduction of the England and Wales Cricket Board's new city-based Twenty20 competition, starting in 2020.

News broke yesterday that Emerald Headingley has been awarded one of the eight franchises alongside the Ageas Bowl, Edgbaston, Kia Oval, Lord's, Emirates Old Trafford, SSE Swalec Stadium and Trent Bridge.

At 23 years old, Kohler-Cadmore is primed to take full advantage of the benefits of the new competition, with years ahead of him and a dynamic player ideally suited to T20 cricket.

Earlier this winter, he took his first steps into the world of overseas domestic leagues when he travelled to the United Arab Emirates to play in the inaugural T10 League alongside former White Rose overseas player Sarfaraz Ahmed.

"For me, I think it's brilliant because it puts you on the world stage," said former Worcestershire white-ball opener Kohler-Cadmore.

"At the minute, because there's so many games in our Blast, they aren't all televised.

"If you look at the Big Bash, they are all on TV, which means everyone around the world is watching. People over here get up early to watch it.

"To have that opportunity where everybody in India, all around Asia and Australia is watching, it's going to help you as a cricketer.

"One, for putting more pressure on so you're used to it if and when you go to the next level. Two, it helps you get into other domestic competitions because that's another thing I and a lot of others want to do.

"It's good to go around and learn, whether it's in Bangladesh or in the Pakistan Super League, for example. That can only improve and make you a more rounded cricketer.

"Look at D'Arcy Short. He got signed for the IPL after a really good Big Bash. These kind of competitions just put your name out there."

Kohler-Cadmore added: "It's going to be exciting because the competition is going to bring a lot of energy into domestic cricket.

"Because the schedule looks like it's going to be short and sharp, we should be able to get the very best players involved from around the world – and you want to mix with the big internationals.

"The crowds might be down for the first year but it will soon pick up because people are going to want to watch AB De Villiers and Virat Kohli. The Big Bash probably started a bit slow but now look at it."

Kohler-Cadmore is preparing for his first full summer with Yorkshire having moved from New Road, although he did play the entirety of the Blast competition for the Vikings in 2017 aside from the clash with Worcestershire.

His career record in T20 reads 1,201 runs from 49 matches with six fifties and one hundred. Last season he scored 286 with one fifty at an average of 26, a smidgeon more than his career average.

For Kohler-Cadmore and all other players, the next two years of the Blast have instantly taken on that added importance.

He said: "If I perform how I know I can, I'm confident of getting picked up when it starts in 2020."