Atherton said a less complex system would have been easier for the public to understand.
England vs West Indies: Former English captain Andrew Strauss terms Ollie Pope a 'real find' for the team
Ollie Pope is yet to play white-ball cricket for England and Andrew Strauss feels although the youngster will fare well in the limited overs format, he should focus on Test cricket for the time being.
Former England captain Andrew Strauss emerges as surprise candidate for Cricket Australia CEO post, says report
Former England skipper Andrew Strauss has emerged as a surprise candidate to become CEO of crisis-ridden Cricket Australia following the resignation of Kevin Roberts.
Former captain Michael Vaughan has claimed that many England players were jealous of their then teammate Kevin Pietersen after the maverick batsman landed a "massive contract" in the Indian Premier League.
Former captain Michael Vaughan feels Kevin Pietersen should not have been picked for England again after the 2012 text-gate scandal where he was accused of sending unsavoury messages about his skipper Andrew Strauss to the opposition team during the course of a Test match.
Part of a hugely successful English side, Swann and Pietersen played pivotal roles in England reaching the pinnacle in the world rankings and claiming the Ashes series at both home and away
Andrew Strauss wanted Kevin Pietersen to know Tests were more important than IPL, admits to poor handling of KP saga
Strauss and Pietersen had a major fallout due to their difference of opinion with regards to ECB policy on IPL.
Former England captain Andrew Strauss says Test cricket shouldn't be tampered with unless there are takers
Strauss' suggestion comes in the wake of widespread protests against the ICC's proposal to make Test matches a four-day affair from the 2023-2031 FTP cycle.
Eoin Morgan interview: 'It wasn't hugely challenging to get players to buy-in to the aggressive brand of cricket'
Firstpost sits down with England captain Eoin Morgan to understand how England's fearless approach came about, the challenges he faced while instilling this approach, what makes Jofra Archer special and more.
Cricket Australia dumps boundary countback rule in Big Bash, multiple Super Overs to decide winners of tiebreakers
Cricket Australia said that under the new rules, if two teams are tied at the end of a final and then again after a Super Over, subsequent Super Overs will be played until there is a clear winner in both the men's and women's T20 leagues.
The 42-year-old, who was knighted on Tuesday, has earlier served as director of England cricket from 2015 until last year, the BBC reported.
Andrew Strauss, Geoffrey Boycott bestowed knighthood in former British PM Theresa May's resignation honours list
England cricket greats Geoffrey Boycott and Andrew Strauss have been given knighthoods by Theresa May in her resignation honours list.
Ashes 2019: Touching the Void — England drag themselves out of deepest abyss to register famous win at Headingley
Something beyond comprehension happened at Headingley to drag England out of their abyss. It is, after the volcanic heat of Ben Stokes' genius, cool heads that will stop them slipping back down.
Ashes 2019: Batting coach Graham Thorpe says 3rd Test 'not over' for England; Michael Vaughan wants Joe Root to bat at No 4
England were bowled out for 67 at Headingley and Australia now command a 283-run second innings lead in the third Ashes Test.
Ashes 2019: England's hope of reclaiming the Urn all but gone after monumental batting collapse on Day 2 at Headingley
This is an England side riddled with an aversion to cautious play, a team that this year loses a wicket every 37.70 defensive shots played – the worst record of any in world cricket – and once again they have paid the highest price, effectively ruling themselves out of an Ashes series that was threatening to bubble over into a serious contest.
Ashes 2019: Andrew Strauss says England bowlers need to be patient in pursuit of Steve Smith's wicket in second Test
Strauss said that Australia's Steve Smith was 'bound to nick one' at some point and that persistent line and length is the way to go for England bowlers
Ashes 2019: From Andrew Flintoff's invincibility at Edgbaston to Mitchell Johnson's hostility in Adelaide, top 10 Ashes spells this century
From Warne's wizardry in Adelaide to Broad's beguiling spell at Trent Bridge, we pick top 10 bowling spells of the Ashes after the turn of the century
Ashes 2019: Nail-biting finish at Edgbaston, spectacular English collapse in Adelaide and other memorable encounters between old rivals this millennium
From England's nail-biting victory at Edgbaston in 2005 to Australia's memorable victory in the first-ever day-night Ashes match 12 years later, we revisit some of the most memorable encounters between the two sides from this millennium.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Former captain Andrew Strauss urges England all-rounder Ben Stokes to stay grounded post finale heroics
Stokes scored 84 not out against New Zealand at Lord's on Sunday to force a Super Over in which he and Jos Buttler pushed England towards their first World Cup crown.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Eoin Morgan's brand of attacking cricket has revolutionised team's approach, feel Michael Vaughan, Andrew Strauss
Eoin Morgan is being hailed by former England captains as he is on the cusp of winning the world cup, something which no other England captain has achieved.