Five match bilateral ODI series to be possibly abated

Five match bilateral ODI series to be abated Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland clued the possibility of diminishing five match one day international bilateral series in near future. He further reckoned the ongoing five match bilateral series between India and Australia could be last one in the string.

Sutherland said, “I don’t think you’ll see any country playing more than three one-day matches in a series in the future. They might intersperse them with some Twenty20 matches as well, but I don’t think you’ll see many five-match one-day series. If the plans at ICC level unfold for a Test championship and a one-day league.”

The proposed venture of International Cricket Council would be a 13 team ODI league. Talking about that, Sutherland said, “The contemplation around one-day cricket in the future is that each country hosts six one-day matches and plays six away matches as part of that league, so that’s likely going to be the limits of it.”

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Sutherland intimated about necessity of a Test championship saying, “If you think about the current series, we have just completed in Bangladesh, that had real context for the two countries involved but that context would be even more significant and highly elevated if there were points at stake as part of a Test championship,”

“What amplifies through that is third-party interest, so other countries, by extension, would have an interest in that series because it had a bearing on where others fitted on the ladder. “I think that’s a real positive because there are consequences that come with winning and losing that are far greater than just the bilateral series result as it stands,” he said.