Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews no fan of points system

London: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has questioned plans to introduce a points system for his side's upcoming tour of England.

Angelo Mathews

The proposal is, as happens with the women's Ashes, to aggregate the results of all the international fixtures this season between England and Sri Lanka.

A similar scheme is envisaged when Pakistan visit for the second half of the English season, with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) holding talks with their counterparts in Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

"I don't like to move away from the traditional game but whatever the administrators decide we'll have to go with and move on," Mathews told reporters at Lord's yesterday after former England captain Michael Vaughan labelled the proposal a needless 'over-complication'.

"We have to experience and see whether it's good or bad," added the 28-year-old all-rounder.

"I don't like to move away from the traditions of the game. I like the good old five days," he said.  

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