Players are set to push for a shorter Big Bash League tournament next year as part of their review of the Twenty20 tournament.
The Australian Cricketers Association is conducting its annual post-competition survey, which includes playing conditions, venues and the quality of umpiring.
The length of this year’s BBL, which began December 19 and finished last weekend, three weeks after the school year began, became an issue with attendances and ratings slipping, the latter by 8 per cent on last season.
Last weekend’s final between the Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades had solid ratings, with Channel Seven enjoying an audience of 877,000 for the second session during the Renegades’ thrilling comeback and 1.1 million for the post-game analysis, according to Media Week. Fox Sports had an audience of 342,000, although this could have been higher had the match been scheduled at night.