- Pakistan Cricket Board plans on an annual three -nation T20I series excluding India
- The three-nation plan will include Australia and England along with Pakistan as their new FTP
- The new proposed plan is expected to be put forward to the ICC during the common wealth games
Pakistan Cricket board has finally found an alternate to the four-nation annual event that they proposed last year to the ICC but unfortunately the plan did not receive the required support from the other panel members and had to be side-lined. However, in a new attempt the PCB has found a solution to this by planning an annual three nation tri-series to be played between Australia, England and Pakistan (Excluding India) which will hosting the series. The new plan will be part of PCB’s future Tours Program (FTP) cycle 2023 – 2027.
The new proposal by the PCB Chief and team will be taken forward to ICC during the common wealth games scheduled at Birmingham this year.
On the new proposal, a source from PCB said,
“The logistics and ways to find a short window for the tri-series will be worked out soon and Ramiz feels it can be done on an annual basis.”
Taking about relations, the former Pakistan player and current PCB chief has good relations with all board chief’s including the special one with Saurav Ganguly, who is the chief of BCCI. The source said,
“Ramiz has good personal relations with BCCI chief Saurav Ganguly and other board heads and he is quietly confident the tri-series plan can be executed by next year.”
What was the recent four nation plan proposal from PCB?
Recently, the proposal made by Ramiz and team was rejected by the ICC board panel which included a four-nation tournament plan including Pakistan, India, Australia, and England but eventually due to lack of support was eventually rejected in their last meeting in April with the ICC. On the same a member at the ICC who attended the meet said to the Indian express news channel,
“He (Raja) spoke about at length but the majority felt it is important for boards to focus more on bilateral commitment. The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) members felt that going ahead they will only have the Asia Cup as a multi-team event in Asia and did not back the four-nation tournament,”