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The ICC will declare the member nation’s Future Tours Programme (FTP), the game’s new international cricket calendar for 2023-27 very soon . It will great to see the more cricketing action in the next four years with more franchise cricket, the expansion of IPL ,more ICC events and bilateral series.

The general executive of the ICC said that they sat down with two officials who played a major role in the planningof the events, the chief executive, Geoff Allardice, and its general manager of cricket, Wasim Khan. This time the fans will witness the women’s FTP.

“T20 leagues have been part of the cricket calendar for 15 years now. They have gradually been growing, but the number of countries putting on leagues – there have probably only been one or two new ones since the last FTP cycle.The time set aside has changed a little bit, but the countries who put on those leagues are also committed to international cricket and have reinforced that at ICC meetings. “, Geoff Allardice.

The balance that each nation wants in its FTP regarding the number of games in each format  they play . It totally depends on their market and what  their fans and their broadcasters wants.

“There was a conversation around looking at the next cycle, post-2027, just to have a bit more discussion about the amount of cricket that is factored into that next cycle. But nothing in terms of where we are now, because the FTP commitments are set in place in many ways in terms of broadcast and commercial deals. And everyone seems comfortable in terms of where they’ve got to in the FTP”, Wasim Khan said.

According to the reports, the next FTP will feature more games compared to this one. More ICC events in the next cycle. With more teams  taking part in the World Cups –  five new nations playing women’s ODI cricket, which is a huge step forward for ICC,  there isgoing to be a 20-team men’s ICC T20 World Cup in 2024, which is going to be great for the sport.

The idea of players choosing certain formats over others is not something that’s just started happening. When I started working in cricket, players were choosing Test cricket over ODI cricket or vice-versa, so that is going to happen.
The only other caveat I’ll throw in is, the calendar at the moment is still playing a little bit of catch-up from Covid, in that there are series in the schedule that probably in a new world wouldn’t necessarily all be arranged in the way that they are. And it is because of tours being postponed or rescheduled, and trying to fit them into the period of this FTP or broadcast-rights cycle. There is still some of that going on at the moment and probably will be over the next nine months or so as well.
But certainly, the balance of players playing international cricket versus domestic leagues will continue to evolve. I’m hoping that the best players play international cricket as often as they can. Playing international sport is a huge ambition for most players. They want to play in World Cups and ICC events, but if the economics of the domestic leagues change, then there’s going to be a continual juggle of the balance between those two things from an administrative point of view and players’ point of view. It’s a case of finding that balance in how they spend their calendar year, across which international competitions, which series and which leagues they should play”,Allardice said when asked about the issues raising about the player’s workload management. Virat Kohli raised voice against this and then supported by many players around the globe. Ben Stokes took a break , returned to cricket and then took retirement due to workload.
Cricket in Commonwealth Games
Introduction of Women’s FTP is a revolutionary change in the sport. Now , fans will get the information whats coming and the things will go in a planned manner. Women’s Cricket is now a part of Commonwealth Games.  It is a great opportunity for them to showcase their talent at big stage.

By Shivanshu Chauhan

A Professional Cricketer for past 4 Years for the teams of Lucknow and CISCE. He keeps an eye on all the Cricket insights which sometimes professional journos lack. He Keeps the wicket on the 22 Yards and takes care of the board meetings over here. No Official Statements go off from the website because of him. He keeps you updated by breaking News both in English and Hindi.

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