A few months ago, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja proposed a four-nation series involving Pakistan, India, England and Australia. That idea did not wash away then. But now Australia wants to do something like that again. There is no place for England in it, there could be a tri-national series with India and Pakistan.
Australian cricket chief Nick Hawkley, who recently visited Pakistan, made the announcement. “I personally like the idea of a tri-series,” he told reporters. In the past it was quite effective. We will focus on match organizing. Australia is home to a large population of both India and Pakistan. And everyone in world cricket wants to see this competition. We would love to host such an opportunity in the future. “
Last January, PCB chief Ramiz Raja proposed hosting a four-nation series. But that was not the idea of a general tournament. The PCB chief said the ICC would have a separate body for the tournament, whose revenue would not be limited to just four boards, but would go to every ICC board.
“I am proposing a new limited company to the ICC, which will host the four-nation Super Series, with a chief executive,” he said. There will be a new structure of pooling, there will be something new in terms of income sharing. A large part of the money will go to the boards in the ICC. That’s why we have to open a separate window in FTP. ‘
India and Pakistan have not played in a bilateral series since 2013. However, the two teams have met several times in places like the ICC Tournament and the Asia Cup. Ramiz’s proposal raised the possibility of a confrontation between the two teams.
But India has denied the allegations. The BCCI explained, “The window of the IPL is widening, with ICC events happening every year. As a result, our main goal now is to protect the bilateral series at home, where Test cricket will be important. “
Then last month, BCCI chief Joy Shah again attacked Ramiz’s idea in an interview with Reuters. “I’m looking forward to watching cricket at the Olympics,” he said. It will help us to make our game bigger. Spreading the game is a challenge. And without focusing on short-term business success, we need to work harder. “