June 26, 2012

English cricket

Ashes rivalry - less should be more

Carlyle Laurie

Alec Stewart, writing for the BBC, says that if Australia and England play each other on a regular basis it will be counter-productive for cricket, as it will devalue one of the greatest sporting rivalries.

The danger is that by playing Australia again in this format after only last hosting them in 2010, are we seeing too much of the old enemy and thus running the risk of diluting the Ashes in 12 months' time? I have always believed that less is more and I just hope we do not lose some of the excitement and anticipation that builds in the run-up to an Ashes series.

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