Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Cricket Needs to Catch Up

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Cricket Needs to Catch Up

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MY SPORTING DAYS

WITH ARTHUR PAGONIS

THE fear that older cricket administrators have of the game changing radically is grossly exaggerated.

The chances of having a proper world cricket schedule are radically impaired.

The people who currently run cricket do not seem to have enough vision to see what's coming.

They want to hold on tight to what they have.

But fans want more from their cricket experience.

Players want a schedule which engages them to play weekly. James Faulkner pointed to that just this week.

The people who run cricket should be commissioners appointed by the board of the ICC. They should issue the laws and rules and regulations in a fair and impartial way. If cricket does not do this, they will fail to grow.

I always thought that a Test, a 40-over ODI and a T20 game could form a tour to a city in another country. Others think two-three Tests, two-three ODIs and two-three T20 games, played in one form at a time is a better proposition. …

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