Ben Stokes’ retirement proves international cricket 

Ben Stokes' decision to retire from one-day international cricket is evidence that the international schedule is overbooked and motivated by avarice.

Ben Stokes' decision to retire from the ODI format at the age of 31 should act as a wake-up call for the sport's administration. 

 Stokes is one of cricket's most adaptable and destructive white-ball performers.

The cricket schedule is overbooked and motivated by greed; multi-format players, especially all-rounders, cannot support it.

But the sport's governing bodies have been very clear about what is most important to them.

Cricketers from India, England, and Australia are finding it to be soon intolerable, and the 50-over format is gradually losing its legitimacy.

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Stokes made the announcement that his final match would be the ODI against South Africa on Tuesday at Chester-le-Street on Monday. He also expressed some harsh comments for his employers.

He stated on Instagram, "Three formats are just unsustainable for me right now.In addition to feeling like my body is failing me due to the workload and expectations placed on us,

 I also feel like I'm replacing a player who can give Jos (Buttler) and the rest of the team their best.
The majority of Stokes' parting shot was intended at the ECB,

who listed a schedule of games that interim head coach Paul Collingwood called "horrific" earlier this year.

The 103-day duration of the men's England international season this summer includes 50 scheduled match days. The recent three-match ODI series between England and Amsterdam

 and the recent home Test series against New Zealand conflicted, requiring the Poms to name two different squads.

Over 100 days of international cricket are scheduled for England between June 2022 and March 2023, including 12 Tests, 18 ODIs, 19 bilateral T20Is, and a T20 World Cup.

England will tour Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Bangladesh within those ten months.Mike Atherton, a former England captain, bemoaned in The Times

 that is completely unremitting and ludicrous," said former England captain Mike Atherton in The Times.