LONDON Jun 15 2012
Australia and England's historic cricketing rivalry could be in jeopardy with too many one-day clashes taking the shine off traditional matches, says batsman Jonathan Trott.
Speaking ahead of the Australian team's arrival in the UK later this month for a five-match ODI series, South African-born Trott who has been in the English Test side since 2009 issued a warning to cricket bosses.
"England-Australia is a special tradition and rivalry and it definitely needs looking after," Trott told London's Evening Standard newspaper.
"It mustn't be overplayed or overdone and we all have to be careful about that.
"It could be too much ... You want it to be special. England used to play Australia at home every four years ... Now, they were here two years ago, they're here now and they're here again next summer."
The green and gold will take on the navy and white five times in 11 days starting with a June 29 opener at Lord's.
"I know this series is happening because there's a triangular series in Australia before the 2015 World Cup, to get used to the conditions," trott said.
"It shows the importance the ECB place on the 2015 World Cup, but it's perhaps a bit strange we're playing each other this often.
"People might wonder what the point is, or they might think it's too monotonous."
The 2013 Ashes will be played in July and August in the UK, followed by five one-day internationals and two Twenty20s lasting until mid-September.
Less than two months later the England side is due Down Under for a similar schedule.
The latest racing news.
Update on the local and international golf scene.
Red Bull F1 driver. The British Grand Prix is the next race on June 28th.
SMH journo with the latest league news.
Former Wallaby fullback is part of Channel 10’s rugby commentary team.
Rabbitohs winger makes his Origin debut in game two.
Former Sydney Swans star previews this weekends AFL matches.
Socceroos star. The team has qualified for next years World Cup in Brazil.