England Test captain Ben Stokes has raised concerns over the scheduling of international cricket, saying the authorities do not give the matter enough thought.
Stokes highlighted England’s three-match one-day international series in Australia in November, which started four days after they won the Twenty20 World Cup.
He described it as a “series which meant nothing”.
“The scheduling doesn’t get enough attention that it should,” Stokes said.
“Some people say ‘you are playing for England, that should be enough’. But there is a lot more to factor in.” Stokes announced his retirement from ODIs in July, citing the “unsustainable” rigour of playing all three formats of the game.
The 31-year-old was part of the England team who won the ODI World Cup in 2019.
“You want international cricket to be the highest standard. But we have seen a lot of different squads being picked and players being rested, and that’s not the way international cricket should go,” Stokes added.