Melbourne: Australian spin legend Shane Warne has urged the sport's administrators to pack the cricket calendar in a better way if they want to ensure that the careers of modern-day players are not derailed by injury.
"The bottom line is they have to play too much cricket - there's just too much," Warne said.
"It's too much to expect an international cricketer to play one-day cricket, Twenty20, Test cricket, all those sorts of things. We're playing two-Test series to cram it all in. How ridiculous!" he was quoted as saying by the Australian.
Warne suggested that three-match Test series is the way to go.
"South Africa was one-all, New Zealand was one-all. It would have been great to have a three-Test series, but you've got to keep cramming all these games in by having only two-match Test series. To me that's just not right and they've got that wrong."
Asked if he had a solution, Warne said, "Less is more. Hence the Twenty20 Big Bash, only seven games. Do less. Let the players recover so they've got more time to recover, be fully fit and play properly, so the public can see the best players playing all the time."
Warne was disappointed that not all of the country's top players were lining up for the Big Bash.
"You should have all Australia's internationals playing as well, ideally," Warne said.