Stokes, who helped England win their maiden 50-over World Cup in 2019, announced his shock retirement from one-day cricket on Monday, saying it had become “unsettling” for him to play all three formats of the game. .
Hussein wants governance international cricket council ,ICC) change to look at the “absolutely insane” calendar and reduce the stress on multi-format players like Stokes.
“It’s disappointing news to say the least, but it’s a reflection of where cricket’s schedule is at the moment,” Hussain told Sky Sports. “It’s madness for the players.
“If the ICC just puts in ICC events and the different boards keep filling the gap with as much cricket as possible, eventually these cricketers will say ‘I’m done’.”
The ICC is set to unveil a new calendar with an extended window for the Indian Premier League later this month, while England and Australia are also likely to get dedicated slots for their domestic franchise-based leagues.
“Stokes is done with a format at the age of 31, which can’t be right,” Hossain said. “Need to look at the schedule, it’s a bit of a joke at the moment.
“It appears like that 50 over cricket Which everyone is watching, because everyone loves Test match cricket and everyone loves T20 cricket.”
England Test captain Stokes will play his 105th and final ODI against South Africa at his home ground in Durham on Tuesday.