In 2018, ICC introduced its Future Tours Program (FTP). The FTP is a schedule of international tours for every cricket team and the ICC events to be held in the cycle.

The first cycle started in 2018 and is supposed to end after the World Cup in 2023.

The next FTP cycle would be eight years long, starting from 2024 to 2031. The main aim of ICC for the next FTP cycle is to hold one ICC event each year.

2024: T20 World Cup

2025: Champions Trophy, World Test Championship Final

2026: T20 World Cup

2027: World Cup, World Test Championship Final

2028: T20 World Cup

2029: Champions Trophy, World Test Championship Final

2030: T20 World Cup

2031: World Cup, World Test Championship Final

Apart from the marquee ICC events each year, the next FTP cycle would see India touring Australia twice. Also, the number of Tests played in a series would increase to five.

According to a report in The Age, Cricket Australia (CA) has informed a range of broadcasters, both domestic and international of the fact that it has secured two full Test tours by India and increased the number of Test matches.

India touring any country is a huge plus for their viewership and revenue generation. The last time India toured Australia, they scripted history at Gabba, making it one of the most historic Test tours.

Australian daily reported, “Seasons without Test-match visits by England or India generally mean a reduction in crowds and broadcast audiences – part of the reason why CA itself works on a multi-year financial model to balance fluctuations in the international schedule.”

Cricket Australia would be pouncing on tours with India to generate revenue. With India touring Australia, it could generate revenue of 300 million Australian dollars.

Earlier, the CA had thanked BCCI and Sourav Ganguly for completing the tour amid COVID -19.

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