India to play 141 bilateral matches in the upcoming 2023-27 FTP cycle

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    Team India’s busy schedule will continue as Men in Blue will play 141 bilateral matches over the next five years.

    That’s 22 games down from the current cycle, but the increased number of games in the IPL and more multinational tournaments means it’s going to be hectic for players in all formats.

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given the go-ahead for his participation in the 2023 Asian Cup in Pakistan, but political ties between the two countries have yet to be established, making it one of the biggest rivals. They are still reluctant to play a bilateral series against them. Only their respective governments can take over and run the long-awaited series.

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    However, as it stands, the Indian team will play a total of 38 tests (20 home, 18 away), 42 ODIs(21 home, 21 away), and 61 T20Is (31 home, 30 away). Become. for the next five years. BCCI Director Jay Shah confirmed the details and informed everyone.

    “The number of home Test matches has gone up along with an optimum mix of quality opponents across all three international formats. A regular IPL season along with a fixed home season also allows for ideal preparation against quality opponents in the right format going into ICC events,” he mentioned in a statement.

    The next FTP cycle’s plan for India according to BCCI

    Teams from India regularly play against two of cricket’s powerhouses, England and Australia. Also, the new FTP cycle will see the long-awaited Border-Gavaskar-Trophy played on his 5th straight win instead of his 4th.

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    In a statement, BCCI confirmed what management had in mind when designing the new calendar. “Content, including balance across international format; Quality of opponents across formats, both home and away; Regular Home Season and Fixed annual IPL windows,” read the BCCI statement.

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