What’s the go with the ridiculous scheduling of games in Australia this summer? In an era when cricket is played wall to wall, we suddenly have an unprecedented month’s break before the next test, which begins on Boxing Day in Melbourne.
Instead we have to put up with a stupid three game one day series with New Zealand. The Black Caps are going very poorly at the moment, which is beside the point, but to risk injuries to key players before a Test series with India is reckless to say the least. Brett Lee was lost for the entire World Cup in the corresdonding Chappell/Hadlee series, earlier this year, severly injuring an ankle.
The reputation of Test cricket not only needs to preserved, but the game needs to be cultivated. This type of rubbish one day cricket is only putting another nail in Test crickets coffin which is the opposite to what should be happening.