CA vows to make 'complete' review of 'unbalanced' domestic Oz schedule

Sydney, Oct 23 (ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) has reportedly vowed to make a complete review of the 'unbalanced' domestic schedule, which is a major concern to players.

Many believe the Big Bash League (BBL) is too long while the Ryobi Cup, transformed into an early season carnival on suburban grounds in Sydney, is too short, marginalising the 50-over format before Australia and New Zealand host the 2015 World Cup.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, however, CA chairman Wally Edwards admitted that the domestic schedule is very tight and promised to review the program, adding that he welcomes any feedback from players through the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA).

Although Edwards revealed that Australia would still owe matches to India under reciprocal touring arrangements after the seven-game ODI series, he however, said that even though there might be no change, CA would still have a good look at the schedule and see if there is a better way to run their domestic season.

But Edwards, a former Australian player, made no apologies for the prominence of the BBL, which puts the Sheffield Shield season in hiatus from December 20 to January 7, saying that the object is to make it a very viable, high-profile competition that will get a lot of players coming through the door. (ANI)


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