Swann bemoans scheduling

CRICKET: England off-spinner Graeme Swann believes there is too much cricket being played at the moment and the situation needs assessing to avoid player burn-out. The number of matches at the top level of the sport has been a key subject of debate for several years, and England and Wales Cricket Board chief selector Geoff Miller recently admitted that there was too much cricket, which left players too little time for rest and recuperation. “We do play too much cricket,” said Swann. “There are a lot of games that don’t really matter at the end of the day and that even the fans aren’t that bothered about.”