Ramiz Raja set to table proposal for 4-nation tourney involving India, Pakistan in ICC meet | Cricket News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja is all set to desk a proposal for a four-nation match involving India on the upcoming ICC Board Assembly however the BCCI is unlikely to play ball.
As per the present ICC rule, a member board can host a tri-nation match on the most as solely the worldwide physique has the precise to prepare an occasion which entails greater than three international locations.
However Ramiz’s ‘white-paper’ proposes that ICC run the match yearly with a projected income of USD 750 million for the guardian physique from media rights and different business actions.
India have been pencilled as one of many 4 collaborating sides within the four-Nations T20 Tremendous League Sequence proposal, which Ramiz plans to desk on the April 10 ICC Board assembly in Dubai.
Australia and England are the opposite collaborating sides within the proposal, which, if goes by means of, will see the Asian neighbours compete on the highest degree on an annual foundation.
The occasion host, the idea (white) paper says, will likely be determined amongst the 4 contributors, with every collaborating aspect to stage the match on a rotation foundation with ICC like its different world occasions operating the match.
Nonetheless it has been learnt that the BCCI is unlikely to relent.
“Our Futures Excursions & Programme (FTP) is packed. Additionally the truth that there are loads of elements and as of now, there isn’t any change in coverage of taking part in them at ICC occasions. Additionally, we do not suppose ICC will likely be prepared to prepare a four-nation and Raja’s proposal will likely be turned down,” a senior BCCI official stated.
India and Pakistan have performed one another solely in ICC or ACC occasions since 2012 when the final bilateral white-ball collection was held.
Lately, BCCI secretary Jay Shah had acknowledged in an interview to a overseas information company that the board is presently extra focussed on honouring its bilateral commitments.
“The calendar is choc-a-bloc and likewise we have to maintain gamers’ bodily and psychological well being in thoughts with a lot of cricket being performed,” the official stated.
Based on a proposal ready by Ramiz, “the quadrangular collection will likely be performed on a single-league foundation round September/October, which is a low cricket interval because of the eve of cricket seasons in Australia, India and Pakistan, and the tail-end of the cricket season in England.
“The proposal suggests a possible income of $750 million, which the PCB boss needs to be distributed amongst the collaborating nations and different ICC members by means of a distribution mannequin,” a PCB supply instructed PTI.
Whereas Ramiz needs ICC to be the organizers of such an occasion, PCB sources really feel that it’ll by no means undermine the worldwide occasions.
“It isn’t an try to undermine the ICC Occasions or the ICC Occasions Cycle. The ICC tried the Tremendous Sequence in 2005, so there isn’t any hurt in testing waters for an additional occasion,” the supply stated.


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