Rahul Dravid Says ODI Cricket Is Struggling Without Context

Rahul Dravid said one-day cricket was on weak wicket and urged the powers-that-be to bring in some relevance to the 50-over-format.

updated: September 13, 2014 09:45 IST
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Mumbai: Former India captain Rahul Dravid today said of the three formats of the game, ODI cricket at present was largely irrelevant and struggling to survive and consequently there should be more tournaments like Champions Trophy or World Cup to give it a proper context.

"I think one-day cricket is seriously struggling. One-day cricket, without a context, is struggling. One-day cricket, if you look at it from the point of view of Champions Trophy or the World Cup, is relevant," he said at an interactive session after delivering the 6th Dilip Sardesai Memorial Lecture here.

"I think all the other one-day cricket should actually be driven towards playing Champions Trophy and World Cup. I think there are meaningless one-day games and too many one day games can actually be a problem.

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