BCCI set to review FTP in ICC meeting at Singapore


Internet Desk: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to have its way at the ICC Futures Tours and Programmes (FTP) Meeting as the Board will keep Pakistan out of the six nations it will play during the upcoming World Test Championship.

The two-day meeting is scheduled in Singapore from December 7.

Along with the Pakistan snub, the BCCI will also look to correct what current regime terms as a ‘flawed FTP’ wherein they will have two dedicated home series slots every year in February-March and October-November.

As per the schedules approved, starting 2019, nine top Test teams will play six series over two years (three at home and three away) in the two-year Test championship.

It has been reliably learnt that during the upcoming meeting in Singapore next month, BCCI will name Australia, England, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh as their six opponents.

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary are supposed to travel to Singapore for the meeting.

“The ICC knows the ground realities and especially chairman Shashank Manohar as he was BCCI president sometime back. We can’t play Pakistan as it is Indian government’s prerogative to allow us play them in a bilateral series,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

“Our proposed opponent list is all set to be passed at the FTP Meet in Singapore. Also, as per new World Test Championship rules, if the opposition is not in the proposed list, India will not have to forfeit points or pay penalty.”

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri was in town to watch the second day’s play of the second cricket Test between India and Pakistan. He also met ICC chairman Manohar, who came to watch the proceedings for some time with close friend and Maharashtra CA president Abhay Apte.

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