Cricket series with Pakistan hinges on government clearance: BCCI

India to play more tests against leading nations in next eight year cycle.

Our Correspondent July 02, 2014

While Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is pinning hopes on the resumption of cricketing ties with India, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday indicated that the series is subject to clearance from the government.

According to ESPNcricinfo, BCCI's Sanjay Patel revealed the next eight year cycle for the Indian team.

Arguably the most powerful cricket board at present, the BCCI has planned 20 Tests against England, 16 against Australia and 12 against South Africa. The board has also conditionally tabled six series with Pakistan in the Future Tours Programme (FTP) 2015-2023.

In the recent ICC annual conference in Melbourne, PCB had sought assurances from their counterparts on the resumption of bilateral cricket. However, it seems that the Indian government will have the final say on the matter.

PCB hopes to host the first of the six series in December 2015.

Meanwhile India is set to host more test cricket at home and invite England, Australia and South Africa regularly; these series will earn major revenue to the host board besides increasing the chances of participation of national players in domestic cricket.

Patel also claims that the additional income earned through broadcast rights will be distributed among domestic players who are also likely to have their earnings doubled in the next domestic season.


goldconsumer | 8 years ago | Reply

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sharabi | 8 years ago | Reply

@Khan No Pakistan should Play Formula 1 Race, You are bankrupt, No infrastructure, Not world class facilities,No Money, No Glamour & Fam for Cricketers that is why you are asking to migrate from cricket to Soccer?? Do you think any soccer team will think to come Pakistan? security conditions?? Dude the one & Most important thing you have "Untapped Brilliant world-class Talented Players" so you want to dump that Talented youth for the sake of your politics & policies? It is always delightful moment to watch Pakistani bowler in-front of Indian batting lineup.

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