Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland says the Big Bash League will increase its investment in fireworks and BMX riders, while decreasing the amount of cricket.
“Quite a few of us at Cricket Australia are cricket fans but we understand public taste is shifting.”
“People want explosions and motorbikes doing flips and that’s what we’re increasingly about.
“To be honest cricket is not Cricket Australia’s prime focus anymore; we’re basically here to sell chicken, to shift drumsticks and wings.”
The governing body has announced that innings will be reduced to ten overs in 2017 and five overs in 2018.
“Having players off the field most of the time allows us to do so much more with the monster trucks and the DJs we have planned. People will love T5”
Critics of the plan say this will mean the BBL will basically become a Crusty Demons show that tramples the spirit of cricket.
Cricket Australia say this is simply not true.
“Do the Crusty Demons have terrible hip-hop dancers? I don’t think so,” said Mr Sutherland.
“Anyway, a BBL game will still feature more cricket than a test does these days and has the added bonus of not featuring the West Indies.”