Australian defeat 'would be a wake-up call'
"It may take something, like heaven forbid we lost the series, but it may take something like that to actually wake some people up," Marsh said, adding that he believed the ICC and individual boards were putting money ahead of player welfare.
But he said that a slightly longer break between the two series would not have solved anything. "We take a week off and come later. Does that actually fix anything? Come here early and play practice matches, that probably makes the matter worse at the end of the day.
"Something has got to give with the program. They are playing too much and too much travel. The new Future Tours Program which will be released shortly is worse than it currently is. The problem is getting worse not better."
Marsh also raised the concern that the plethora of limited-overs matches could lead to a recurrence of match-fixing.