Headlines December 26, 2019
India, England, Australia cricket boards plan 4-nation event
The cricket boards of the top three countries in the game – India, England and Australia – have come together to challenge the plans of the International Cricket Board (ICC) to add an extra 50-overs world event to the next ICC Future Tours Programme.
There are plans to organise an annual limited-overs series involving India, England, Australia and another team, from 2021 onwards. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly spoke about these plans earlier and they have now been confirmed.
We meet regularly with other leaders from the major cricketing nations to share learnings and discuss topics that impact our sport. A four-nation tournament was raised at a meeting with the BCCI in December and we are open to discussions with other ICC members to see if this concept can develop. – England and Wales Cricket Board
ICC had planned to add another world event, apart from the T20 and 50-over World Cups. This would mean from 2023 to 2031, there would be one ICC global event every year. BCCI and ECB say this will affect their events that have major commercial value.
“Australia, England, India and another top team will feature in the Super Series, which begins in 2021, and the first edition of the tournament will be played in India,” said Ganguly.
“BCCI has not been given its due, and so is the case with ECB. These are the two most important boards. So, definitely there is some kind of resentment with the way things are happening in ICC,” said a member of the BCCI board.
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