Friday, February 9, 2007

Rickey Ponting Having Monotonous Feeling over the Plenty of Matches against India

Rickey Ponting, the captain of Australian Cricket team, has revealed his dissatisfaction over the plenty of cricket matches against India this year. It has been scheduled that Indian and Australia will meet in Northern Ireland in June just after the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007. Then Australia will go to India in October and India will go to Australia in December which will followed by a tri-series with India, Australia and Sri Lanka.

India Times reported:

Ponting's comments came following news Australia and India are set to play three, and possibly five, matches in Belfast, Northern Ireland this June.

Ponting's side will also tour India in October to play seven ODIs, and then host the same opposition from December in four Tests and a tri-series in early 2008, which also involves Sri Lanka.

"From a player's point of view, you'd like to be playing all the teams around the world on a more consistent basis,"Ponting said. "But that's just the way it is. That's programming. No matter how hard you work at programming, it's pretty hard to get it right 100 per cent of the time."

This is true that playing so many matches against the same opposition is something seemed to be irritating. So, I think ICC will go through this matter while deciding the fixture among the teams in future.