The proliferation of T20 leagues has additional strained cricket’s already-bloated calendar, with new competitions within the United Arab Emirates and South Africa set to start early subsequent yr.
The trailblazing Indian Premier League is ready to be given an prolonged window within the ICC’s subsequent worldwide calendar whereas England and Australia are additionally prone to get devoted slots for his or her home franchise-based leagues.
The cramped schedule has prompted some gamers to stop codecs, with England’s Ben Stokes quitting ODIs final month, whereas South Africa have dropped an ODI tour of Australia in January because it clashed with the launch of their T20 league.
The ICC has put the onus on member boards to discover a stability between home and bilateral cricket to higher handle the workload of gamers however Dev mentioned it has a “bigger responsibility” to handle the game.
“It’s going the way as football in Europe,” Dev informed the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday. “They don’t play against each country. It is once in four years (during the World Cup).
“Is that this what we will have, the World Cup and the remainder of the time taking part in membership (T20 franchise) cricket? In an identical approach, will cricketers ultimately be taking part in primarily the IPL or the Huge Bash or one thing like that?
“The ICC have to put more time into that to see how they can ensure the survival of one-day cricket, Test match cricket, not only club cricket,” added Dev, who lifted the World Cup as India skipper in 1983.