Cricket Australia Chief Executive James Sutherland has said that the on-going bilateral series between India and Australia can be the last one comprising of five matches.
“I don’t think you’ll see any country playing more than three one-day matches in a series in the future,” Sutherland said according to a cricket.com.au report.
“They might intersperse them with some Twenty20 matches as well, but I don’t think you’ll see many five-match one-day series … if the plans at ICC level unfold for a Test championship and a one-day league,” he added.
The CA Chief Executive said that the Test World Championship is something that is required at the moment.
“If you think about the current series, we have just completed in Bangladesh, that had real context for the two countries involved but that context would be even more significant and highly elevated if there were points at stake as part of a Test championship,” he said.
“What amplifies through that is third-party interest, so other countries, by extension, would have an interest in that series because it had a bearing on where others fitted on the ladder. “I think that’s a real positive because there are consequences that come with winning and losing that are far greater than just the bilateral series result as it stands,” Sutherland said.