The skipper of the South African cricket team, Faf du Plessis joins the list of people who oppose the idea of a 4-nation Super Series involving The Big 3 – India, Australia, and England. The South African feels the officials must add a few more teams to help the game grow better rather than increasing the fixtures among the elite teams.
Faf du Plessis, following the victory in Centurion, stated that more teams must be allowed to join the tournament. He believes that the addition of teams will help the game grow better rather than the increasing of matches among the top cricket boards or the nations.
“The last year or so you can see what’s going on in terms of the big three countries. There’s a lot of movement going towards that, a lot more matches being played against the top three, or big three. It’s probably better if you include more teams, the better to grow the game as much as you can,” Faf du Plessis said while speaking to the press after South Africa’s win over England in the Boxing Day Test on Sunday.
The Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts has termed BCCI President Sourav Ganguly’s idea for a four-nation ‘ODI Super Series’ as “innovative”. However, he didn’t give any commitment in providing the green signal for the tournament. The ECB too has acknowledged the discussion that took place earlier this month.
This proposed Super Series would be highly competitive and would be a treat for cricket fans around the world. But it would diminish the position and importance of other cricketing nations. With elite national supporting the initiative and others strongly opposing it, it would be interesting to see how things shape up in the coming weeks.
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