international calendar

Even as franchise-based cricket is sprouting here, there and everywhere, making player availability for national duty increasingly challenging in a packed international calendar, ICC chief executive Geoff Allardice remains optimistic, at least publicly.

England captain Ben Stokes left the 50-over format last month due to an “unsustainable” schedule, while India’s Virat Kohli has spoken out against the players’ increasing workload.

“There’ll still be all-format players,” Allardice told ESPNcricinfo.

Jul 23, 2020 17:07
DUBLIN, Ireland: The World Rugby executive committee Wednesday recommended a revised temporary 2020 international calendar with the express objective of optimising recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic for the betterment of the global game at all levels.