It’s been a topic of discussion for several years now. The cricket calendar is filled with test matches, one-dayers and Twenty20 matches almost all of the year. Players are becoming more fatigued, have increased susceptibility to injuries, and are spending less time with family.
The addition of tournaments such as the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Twenty20 World Cup have been squeezed into schedules that scream alarmingly busy. So the question now stands: what is the go for the future?
There are certainly possibilities to resolve the issue. The International Cricket Council (ICC) could set rules that limit national teams to a certain number of matches per year. Teams and players are racing between countries to get to the next series and begin another routine of training and matches. Continue reading Cricket: Scheduling: Who is it hurting?