Merv Hughes rejects Warne's suggestions against rotation policy
Sydney, Feb 2: Merv Hughes has rejected spin great Shane Warne's proposed overhaul of the Australian cricket, as the former fast bowler happens to be a strong advocate of the rotation policy.
Hughes, who claimed 212 wickets in 53 Tests and was more recently a national selector, can understand why the public are confused but pointed to the frantic schedule of 18 months of non-stop cricket, News.com.au reports.
Hughes said players who are playing two or three forms in particular, the selectors couldn't play them every game, adding it's not humanly or physically possible for the players, especially the bowlers, to play every game.
The former quick added one side of that is physical but the other side is mental freshness, adding a lot of people jump up and down saying the batsmen and the wicket keepers don't need the rest but mentally they need to freshen up.
Hughes further said a lot of players and a lot of fans won't agree with him but it's a reality of the modern game.
Hughes also pointed out that even the demands on domestic players had increased significantly since he played from the mid '80s to the mid '90s, with the number of games doubling in the one-day competition and the Big Bash being added as an extra layer again, the paper said.