Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Aussies Unveil One-Day Plans

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Aussies Unveil One-Day Plans

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Byline: By Alex Lowe

An Australian plan to revolutionise one-day cricket and scrap the World Cup is in the hands of the sport's world governing body.

Australian Cricketers' Association chief Tim May has drawn up a blueprint, which will incorporate a world championship table of one-day cricket and 30 fixtures a year for each country.

The ACA has become increasingly concerned with the current state of the game.

May yesterday revealed the plan which has already been informally submitted to the Australian Cricket Board and the International Cricket Council.

May says the ACA are trying to stop what he describes as "an unprecedented spate of one-sided matches across the globe".

He believes the answer lies in the introduction of an annual `Premier League' to replace all other one-day international cricket.

The ACA model for the future of one-day international cricket involves the development of an 11-team league table, with one country annually crowned as champions. …

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