Shane Warne slams CA rotational policy, calls to change game format

Shane Warne

Legendary spinner Shane Warne today slammed CA's controversial rotation policy and suggested changes in the format of limited over games in part two of his manifesto on the future of Australian cricket.

According to Warne, Cricket Australia has failed in its mission statement, which puts fans first, be the best, increase participation, provide leadership and grow the game.

"No-one is happy (in Australian cricket). The fans, players, broadcasters, sponsors, CA etcetera. I went to the Cricket Australia website and looked at their mission statement and ... (it) sounds wonderful and is great, but in my opinion it hasn't been delivered and results at the end of the day are what count, along with the future of the game," Warne wrote in his website shanewarne.com.

"When we were number 1 there weren't mission statements flying around, but we got the selection process right and the best 11 were selected for every game.

"Example: Glenn McGrath didn't want to be rotated or rested, he wanted to play every game, and we all did.

"It's simple, select your best 11 for each form of the game, not the same 11 but your best available team at all times," he added.

The 43-year-old also suggested changes in the one-day and Twenty20 cricket.

"We have changed the rules/laws too many times in this form of the game, everyone is confused. It is time to de-regulate 1 day cricket," Warne wrote.

"No restrictions with the field, none, place the fielders anywhere you want, this will create so many options and the attacking captains and teams will win. The only law should be that no bowler can bowl more than 10 overs.

Talking about Twenty20 cricket, Warne said: "Increase the max per bowler to 5 overs not 4, so 4 bowlers can bowl 5 overs and each ground should be as big as possible.

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