‘Cricket is broken’: Ben Stokes’: Stokes retires from in the future cricket
“Cricket is broken,” Wisden’s dealing with editor Ben Gardner declared. It’s the sour truth going through the sport withinside the wake of Ben Stokes’ retirement from One Day Internationals.
The England famous person taken aback the sport, or even his teammates, whilst he found out he could be giving up the 50-over layout to awareness on his Test captaincy responsibilities in addition to T20 cricket.
The information is a sour blow to England’s hopes of subsequent 12 months preserving their 2019 ODI World Cup title, wherein Stokes turned into offered guy of the in shape withinside the final.
But it's miles greater than that. It is a take-heed call for the sport’s directors across the world.
After 50 years, ODI cricket isn’t what it used to be. And it faces the possibility of dropping relevance and its nice players, squeezed out of a packed time table through the conventional and the new – Tests and T20s respectively.