How much is too much cricket? Where does one draw the line? The issue has cropped up following the complaint by the Indian players that their heavy workload is taking its toll. The international schedule really is tight, but then, it would be easy to say that the Indian cricketers should not crib about too much cricket. This is the way the game is played these days for better or for worse and it is time they accepted it particularly as they are being paid handsomely as professionals.
There was a time when cricket was a seasonal sport, when the season in India ran from November to March, when there were just a handful of Test matches every year, when the sport was more a leisurely activity. The change towards a packed calendar took place many years ago, but for some time now it has been virtually non-stop cricket. No more is it a seasonal sport, it is played round the year.
The formats have increased, the teams have multiplied and there is demand for more and more cricket fromRead More »from How much is too much cricket?