Seizing the moment: A blueprint for reform of world cricket

Ian Preston, Stephen F. Ross, Stefan Szymanski

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We argue that the current match-fixing crisis in world cricket has its origin in the economic structure of the game. Cricketers' pay is demonstrably low relative to sports of comparable significance and this is a consequence of the organisation of the game with its emphasis on international representative cricket. We propose and outline details of an international club championship with competition for players' services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Comparative Economics of Sport
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780230274273
ISBN (Print)9780230232242
StatePublished - Mar 31 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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