Canberra, Dec 14 : Indian batsman Rahul Dravid has urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to revamp the ad hoc approach to scheduling or risk being responsible for the game's demise.
Dravid also said the regularity in which ODIs are played must be drastically reduced so it returns to being a special event.
He emphasized that the future lies in playing ODIs centred around ICC events, like the Champions Trophy and the World Cup.
"That would ensure that all 50-over matches would build up for those tournaments. Anything makes more sense than a seven-match ODI series. The fans have sent us a message and we must listen," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dravid, as saying.
"Empty stands do not make for good television. Bad television can lead to a fall in ratings, the fall in ratings will be felt by media planners and (have) advertisers looking elsewhere."
"If that happens, it's hard to see television rights around cricket being as sought after as they have always been in the past 15 years. And where does that leave everyone? I'm not trying to be a ... doomsday prophet - that is just how I see it," he added. (ANI)