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Cricket under the microscope, with many balls in the air

Cricket, our raison d’etre for so many years, is in a state of flux.

We have variation upon variation of the shorter game, an international calendar so busy that matches seem to morph into the next without definition, and a huge pool of Australian players servicing one form of the game or another to the point where we have trouble remembering the names.

As another cricket season gets underway, we sought the views of three key figures in the game – Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland, journalist Greg Baum and park cricketer, author and journalist Gideon Haigh. Here’s how they see our great summer game…

We're overcoming challenges, making progress  - James Sutherland

One-day cricket, limited appeal  - Greg Baum

Indian largesse holds key to cricket's future  - Gideon Haigh

 

The MCG during the 2006 Australia v England Boxing Day Test