No Pakistan-India series included in proposed FTP

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Pakistan is set to play 28 Test matches in four-year cycle from 2019 to 2023 if the new proposed FTP is approved without any changes by the boards. Green shirts are also penciled to play 38 ODIs and 38 T20Is in the same period.

The proposed FTP will be presented for initial approval before the ICC’s chief executive committee, next year in February, and once approved, it will be presented for final approval in June 2018.

According to details, the new FTP also provides Indian Premier League a bilateral free window, which means no international team will be playing any cricket match or a series between April and May, the IPL running time.

The new FTP has more Test matches allocated to Bangladesh – 35, than Pakistan, New Zealand – 28 each, Sri Lanka and West Indies – 29 each.

There will also be two cycles of ICC Test leagues in 4 year program, in which each side will play six selected opponents in two years’ cycle, before two top teams meet for ICC Test championship final.

Window for ICC events are also added in the new program with World Cup 2019 to be held between May 30 and July 14, and the ICC World T20 to be held in 2020, from October 24 to November 15.

ICC Champions Trophy in 2021 will be held from October 27 to November 14, while World Cup 2023 will be played from February 9 to March 26.

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