Captains warn of player burnout
The South African and Australian captains gave a lukewarm response on Thursday to the news that the International Cricket Council (ICC) had approved the idea of a Twenty-20 cricket World Cup.
"A Pro-20 match is a great way to kick off a series," said South African captain Graeme Smith.
"It's an exciting form of the game, and is attracting new audiences. But what worries me is what a 20-20 World Cup would do to the international schedule — as it is, it's bordering on the ridiculous.
"The amount of cricket we are playing at the moment is tough on the players, especially the bowlers, and some are getting injured because they are playing too much cricket. Players need to find some time to rest if you want to keep the best players at the top for as long as possible, and having competitive games, like we saw in the Ashes.
"It has worked very well domestically, where people go to the Pro-20 matches, and then watch one-day cricket, and finally get drawn into watching Test cricket. But I don't know what the benefits would be internationally.
"I think they have to look at it very carefully."
Australian captain Ricky Ponting was also guarded in his response. "Programming has been tight the last couple of years — there's no doubt about that — and I'm sure quite a few players will be concerned about another tournament.
"But we've all realised how big a part of international cricket Twenty-20 cricket is going to be. We've played a few international games which have been sell-outs. England have been playing it domestically for some time, and the crowds haven't dropped off at all.
"It's attracting different people to the game, which is what international cricket is all about.
"But if there's going to be a world championship on the line, we're going to have to start treating it more seriously. Obviously, when we play we want to win, but we haven't treated it overly seriously in the games that we have played.
"I think it's a good way to kick off a series and it's a great marketing tool.
"But we have to protect the players," said Ponting.
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