15 Dec 2011

Dravid urges cricket revamp

7:07 am on 15 December 2011

The Indian cricket great Rahul Dravid has demanded administrators revamp the ad hoc approach to cricket scheduling or risk being responsible for the game's demise.

Delivering the annual Sir Donald Bradman Oration for 2011 in Canberra last night, Dravid spoke strongly about how all three cricketing formats could be improved and preserved, and he voiced his concern about dwindling crowd numbers for test matches and one day internationals.

Dravid described test cricket as the "gold standard", but its survival could depend on revolutionary concepts like day-night Tests and a Test Championship.

He slammed administrators for the prevalence of "merry-go-round tours", and there should be fewer one day internationals to make them more special.