Ramiz Raja Looks Forward to A Four Nation Tournament Involving India & Pakistan In ICC Meet

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Ramiz Raja who’s the chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is reported to have made a proposal for a four match series including India and Australia at the ICC meet. But it looks like BCCI won’t take that call seriously.

Under the current ICC rules, a foreign board which is the member of BCCI is permitted to only host a tri-nation series. It’s because only a global body is permitted to hold an event involving more than 3 countries.

On the other hand, Ramiz has a white paper proposal according to which ICC should organize an event annually having an overall revenue up to $750 million from the media rights along with other commercial activities.

It’s reported that India has been labelled as one of the 4 participating nations which if goes well is likely to meet Asian countries on an annual basis. It further says that it will finally be decided on the basis of 4 participating countries to hold the tournament on a rotation basis.

This is what the BCCI official has to say, “Our Futures Tours & Programme (FTP) is packed. Also the fact that there are a lot of factors and as of now, there is no change in policy of playing them at ICC events. Also, we don’t think ICC will be ready to organize a four-nation and Raja’s proposal will be turned down,” he said.

It’s since 2012 when India and Pakistan started playing for ICC or ACC events at the time when the last bilateral white-ball series was held.

As per the BCCI president Jay Shah, the board is currently focused to honor its commitment in holding bilateral ties.

The proposal tabled by Ramiz says, “the quadrangular series will be played on a single-league basis around September/October, which is a low cricket period due to the eve of cricket seasons in Australia, India and Pakistan, and the tail-end of the cricket season in England.” it says.

“The proposal suggests a potential revenue of $750 million, which the PCB boss wants to be distributed amongst the participating nations and other ICC members through a distribution model,” a PCB source told PTI.

“It is not an attempt to undermine the ICC Events or the ICC Events Cycle. The ICC tried the Super Series in 2005, so there is no harm in testing waters for another event,” the source confirmed.