Former Australian captain Steve Waugh has strongly condemned the big three model in world cricket. India, Australia, and England are considered to be the big three in the cricketing globe. This is mainly because of the huge amount of revenue their boards generate.
Other cricketing nations have time and again criticized the big-three model. Some nations and cricketers have also accused the International Cricket Council (ICC) of favouring the big three.
They have also stated that ICC does partiality with other cricketing nations when it comes to favouring the big three.
Now, former Australian captain, Waugh has also come up with a similar statement. Waugh has said that international cricket can’t grow with only three big nations taking the centre stage.
The entire cricketing fraternity will have to grow for the sport to develop globally.
Steve Waugh Condemns The Big Three Theory In World Cricket:
“There is no point having it if you just have three strong nations. We have to develop countries like Zimbabwe, Ireland, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Money needs to go to those countries too. I understand it’s a business and the ‘Big 3’ want more than everyone else, but if they want the game to thrive and survive, you definitely have to share and develop other countries,” Waugh said.
The India cricket team is scheduled to tour Australia from October 2020 to January 2021 to play four Tests, three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and as many Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).
Waugh stated that Australia will be the favourites to win the Test series. Team India is currently the No. 1 Test team in the world. It also grabs the top spot in the ICC World Test Championship Points Table.
However, Waugh believes that Australia will be the ones to beat them. He believes it because the Kangaroos will have home advantage over their rivals and also India is relatively unfamiliar with Day-night Test cricket and the Aussies will thrive in those conditions.