Cricket Australia critical with ICC’s future schedules
Cricket Australia joins in the stance of BCCI regarding ICC’s proposed future tour programs which will have impact on the bilateral series incomes.
ICC had agreed in principle to the chief executive Manu Sawhney’s idea of hosting eight men’s events in eight years when they met in Dubai earlier this year. This will have a direct impact on the bilateral series hosted by the nations and will concede a major loss to the incomes for the respective boards.
Already Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) expressed its opposite stance against ICC in this issue and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri made official statements on that. Now Cricket Australia joined BCCI in this stance as their CEO Kevin Roberts said that this is something which needs urgent discussion among the stakeholders.
“The ICC schedule of tournaments is certainly something that is absolutely up for discussion at the moment and will continue in the months ahead,” Roberts recently told SEN Radio.
“There’s a sense that fans really value World Cups and international events in general, and in this last cycle on the men’s side, I think we’ve had six world events in the eight years whereas the previous cycle, we had one event per year with the Champions Trophy as part of that,” he added.
According to the new schedule proposed by International Cricket Council, there will be seven ICC tournaments in the upcoming eight years including four T20 World Cups, two 50 overs World Cups and one Championship Trophy.