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Full members to play more international cricket in ICC’s new FTP cycle

Regardless of the speedy rise of T20 leagues world wide, there is a rise within the quantity of worldwide cricket scheduled within the new ICC males’s Future Excursions Programme (FTP) for the subsequent 4 years. This contains two Border-Gavaskar Check sequence between Australia and India that can, for the primary time in over 30 years, be contested over 5 Assessments.

The ICC launched the 2023-27 FTP on Wednesday, through which the 12 Full Members play a complete of 777 worldwide matches – 173 Assessments, 281 ODIs and 323 T20Is – in comparison with the 694 video games within the present cycle.

It’s Bangladesh who play probably the most bilateral worldwide video games (150) within the 2023-27 FTP, adopted by West Indies (147), India (141), England (139), Australia (135), New Zealand (135), Sri Lanka (131), Pakistan (130), Afghanistan (123), Eire (111), South Africa (110) and Zimbabwe (109).

When it comes to T20Is, West Indies play probably the most bilateral matches (73) adopted by India (61), Afghanistan (57), Bangladesh (57), New Zealand (57), Pakistan (56), Sri Lanka (54), Australia (52), England (51), Eire (48), Zimbabwe (45), South Africa (43).

Bangladesh additionally play probably the most bilateral ODIs (59), adopted by Sri Lanka (52), Eire (51), West Indies (48), Pakistan (47), New Zealand (46), Afghanistan (45), England (45), Zimbabwe (44), Australia (43), India (42) and South Africa (39).

In Check cricket, England play probably the most matches (43), adopted by Australia (40), India (38), Bangladesh (34), New Zealand (32), South Africa (28), Pakistan (27), West Indies (26), Sri Lanka (25), Afghanistan (21), Zimbabwe (20), Eire (12).

The primary five-Check Border-Gavaskar sequence will happen in the course of the 2023-25 World Check Championship cycle, when India tour Australia in the summertime of 2024-25. Australia then tour India in the course of the 2025-2027 World Check Championship cycle for 5 Assessments in January-February 2027. India additionally play two five-Check sequence towards England – at house in early 2024 and away in 2025. There aren’t any bilateral sequence between India and Pakistan scheduled within the FTP.

Tri-series between Full Members are additionally set to make a comeback, with Pakistan internet hosting New Zealand and South Africa in an ODI tri-series in February 2025, Zimbabwe internet hosting New Zealand and South Africa for T20Is in July 2025, and Pakistan internet hosting England and Sri Lanka for an ODI tri-series in October-November 2026.

There’s additionally an prolonged window for the IPL, throughout which little or no worldwide cricket has been scheduled, in April and Could yearly between 2023 and 2027. England and Australia have additionally created home windows in August and January, respectively, in their very own worldwide schedules, to permit their marquee white-ball gamers to take part within the Hundred and the BBL.

In 2025, the PSL will turn into the primary T20 league to overlap with the IPL due to Pakistan’s packed worldwide season. Beginning November 2024, Pakistan have away excursions of Australia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and New Zealand, earlier than returning house for a tri-series in February 2025, adopted by the ICC Champions Trophy in Pakistan that ends in March. The PSL will start solely after the Champions Trophy ends, resulting in a conflict with the IPL.

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