Australian, The – Test great Ian Healy has called on Cricket Australia to urgently review why the Big Bash League has failed to produce the next generation of international stars.

Summary

  • Test great Ian Healy has called on Cricket Australia to urgently review why the Big Bash League has failed to produce the next generation of international stars.
  • The latest addition to Fox Sport’s commentary team, Healy has wasted no time giving the impression his analysis of the BBL – where he will feature heavily – will be as sharp as his years broadcasting Test matches on Channel 9.
  • Citing the production line Indian cricket has thrived on from the Indian Premier League, Healy said it was time Cricket Australia learned from the subcontinental kings.
  • Healy – who wasn’t surprised only three Nine commentators (Shane Warne, Michael Slater and he) had been picked up by Fox and Seven – said a tournament of the Big Bash’s class needed to be playing a greater role in making young talent international-ready.
  • But the one thing I’ve noticed with the Big Bash is it hasn’t translated into good international form,” Healy said.

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