Mahela Jayawardene said the new one-day international rule on field restrictions is disadvantageous to bowlers and could even diminish the role of spinners in the future.
Jayawardene said the International Cricket Council rule to restrict the number of outfielders to four, even outside of powerplay overs, heavily favors batsmen.
Even though he is a batsman, Jayawardene thinks the move is not in the best interests of the sport and that spinners will be especially affected.
Under the new rule there will be two set of powerplay overs and the first 10 will allow only two fielders in the outfield.
The five-over batting powerplay allows three fielders in the outfield and only four fielders are allowed for the remaining overs.