Moeen Ali fears ODI cricket could die in just ‘a couple of years’ due to overlapping schedules

Moeen Ali has warned that one-day international cricket could die ‘in a couple of years’ if nothing is done to ease the sport’s imbalanced fixture list.

In a scathing indictment of the game’s governance, Ali suggested others would follow Ben Stokes’s recent decision to quit the 50-over format – because the current model is unsustainable.

And with new T20 franchise competitions popping up with increasing frequency, he even painted a bleak picture for the future of Test cricket, suggesting talented young players may ‘turn their backs’ on a format that has been at the heart of the international game since 1877.

Ali, who retired from Test cricket last year citing exhaustion before reversing his decision in June, said: ‘International cricket in all three formats is by far…

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