Leading Australian players want the annual home triangular cricket one-day series dumped from their playing schedule, reports said Friday.
Senior stars Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist say their Australian teammates are tired of the 30-year-old format.
The three-way series each Australian summer, the brainchild of late media mogul Kerry Packer, includes at least four non-core contests between the visiting sides and possibly seven if Australia does not make the finals along with the issue of dead rubbers.
The foreign matches are often poorly attended and this season India and Sri Lanka are scheduled to play in the tri-series against the Australians.
Cricket Australia's (CA) board directors are about to discuss the prospect of instigating the biggest shake-up in the home one-day international calendar since the summer of 1979-80, when the tri-series was first staged.
Reports said removing a few ODIs will allow some room for the more popular Twenty20 format.
"I think the system has got a little bit tired as far as the tri-series is involved," Hayden told The Australian newspaper.
"I feel towards the back end of the tri-series, if one side like Australia has dominated the competition, there does seem to be a lot of dead rubbers.
"I think, as a fan, you want to be seeing a highly competitive match with a lot riding on it."
Hayden is a fan of the five-match concept which would see Australia play a single tournament against each visiting nation.
"I believe you can get just as much out of that from having a five-match series," he said.
"If you've got a decreased number of games but a highly competitive tournament, it's an asset."
Gilchrist, recently voted Australia's all-time greatest one-day cricketer, said it was hard for players and supporters to maintain their interest over a long period, and pointed to the lull among Australian crowds when their side was not playing.
"I guess in recent years the clashes that haven't featured Australia, where they've featured two touring teams, have probably not been quite as popular as in previous years," Gilchrist told The Daily Telegraph.
"So they've (CA) got to look at it and see if they can improve the product. I understand where they're coming from.
"It would be interesting to see what the public think. It will be interesting to see how the public attends the coming summer's triangular series, that might give us a bit more of an indication."