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The public almost overdosed on cricket: Steve Waugh


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Australian captain Steve Waugh feels “the public have almost overdosed on cricket” and is disappointed with the packed schedule.

Referring to the Australian team’s hectic schedule this year, he said it has become very difficult for a spectator to keep up with the matches.

Just three days after the T20 World Cup final, newly crowned champions England and Australia met in a paltry ODI Down Under series, forcing many to criticize Cricket Australia (CA) for the way it has scheduled. matches of the men’s team. Not surprisingly, participation was poor.

“There is a lot of cricket that is difficult to follow, as a spectator it is very difficult to follow. (The) three one-day games against England seemed a bit meaningless really, I mean what were they playing at? There wasn’t a huge crowd, I think the crowd almost overdosed on cricket,” Waugh said on SEN’s Saturday Morning Mowers Club programme.

As well as hosting, Australia entered the last T20 World Cup as defending champions, but even so, the average attendance for five of their Super 12 matches was just 37,565. Includes the abandoned match against England at the MCG.

“You want the special series to be iconic like the Ashes or against England, it’s hard to follow the Australian side because every time they play they have a different team on the field,” Waugh added.

“For the fans and the spectators it’s hard to make a connection because you’re not sure who’s playing, I don’t know if it’s somebody’s fault but you need that consistency on the Australian side.

“You want to know who is in the team in every game, you want to follow them closely and it’s really difficult to do that at the moment,” said the World Cup-winning captain.

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