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'Better if you include more teams' - Du Plessis disapproves of 'big three' move
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'Better if you include more teams' - Du Plessis disapproves of 'big three' move

Faf du Plessis has criticised BCCI's proposal of an annual 'Super Series' involving India, Australia, England and another country as he believes cricket needs more teams to compete on the international stage.

Sharing his thoughts in the aftermath of South Africa's 107-run win over England in Centurion, du Plessis felt the efforts of the so-called "big three" to monopolise the sport was detrimental to the expansion of the game.

BCCI, under the leadership of newly elected president Sourav Ganguly, has approached member boards of Australia and England to arrange a one-day tournament between the financial powerhouses of cricket in a bid to counter ICC's plans of introducing more global events.

If the series is agreed upon by the relevant authorities, it could hamper the growth of the game according to the Proteas skipper.

"The last year or so you can see what's going on in terms of the big three countries," du Plessis said.

"There's a lot of movement going towards that, a lot more matches being played against the top three, or big three. It's probably better if you include more teams, the better to grow the game as much as you can."

This latest move opted by the three richest nations in cricket resembles the financial restructure organised in 2014 that was discontinued in 2017.

The 'big three' set-up, nevertheless, saw hosting rights for major ICC sanctioned tournaments being shared among India, Australia and England.

Meanwhile, du Plessis shed light on the inequality of fixtures in Test cricket, evidenced by the World Test Championship schedule where smaller nations are forced to play fewer matches.

"There's a lot of smaller nations not playing a lot of Test cricket, they're actually playing less," he said.