Ahead of Ashes, Aussies touring India stupid: Geoffrey Boycott

Australia's ODI/T20 trip to India comes at a time when they are preparing for the Ashes leg Down Under having undergone humiliation in England.

updated: October 10, 2013 12:07 IST
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Former England skipper Geoffrey Boycott has echoed sentiments of Ian Chappell and said that instead of playing hosts India at the moment, the Australian team should have been rested ahead of the return-Ashes series against England.

Chappell had termed the single T20 and seven ODI series - staring today - meaningless and badly-timed. Boycott went a step further.

"I think these days it's about money for all the countries. You're dead right, it's all about damn money. You come to us so we can make a lot of money, and then we'll come to you so you can make a pot of money, he told ESPNCricinfo. "What do I make of the timing of this tour? Well, I think it's absolutely stupid! I mean, absolutely stupid. They should be resting, Australia. Not going to India, not to anywhere. Just resting after the Ashes, having camps, getting ready, focusing on beating England in five Test matches."

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