BCCI secretary Jay Shah has reacted to PCB chairman Ramiz Raja’s proposal for an annual four-nation T20I series involving Pakistan, India, Australia, and England. He called it a short-term commercial initiative.
Raja will present his idea to the ICC in March, stating that the bilateral series are not commercially profitable.
“The new structure should be based on pooling and sharing of income,” Ramiz had told ESPNcricinfo. “The tournament would work under the umbrella of the ICC and will have a dedicated Chief Executive Officer to manage the financial model, with the money equally divided among all the parties. Australia-England and Pakistan-India share famous sporting rivalries, so it is not a bad idea to involve all the four countries in one tournament.”
However, Shah is more concerned with expanding cricket to a more global level to enter the Olympics.
“With the expansion of IPL and ICC events every year, our main aim is to safeguard bilateral cricket at home, with emphasis on test cricket,” he told Reuters.
“We should prioritize it over any short-term commercial initiative.”