PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja proposes an annual quad-series schedule to revive the Pak-Ind series
Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ramiz Raja has made a proposal of quadrangular series between Pakistan, England, Australia, and India that will happen every year by different hosts. Ramiz will share the idea in the next ICC meeting in a bid to play regular cricket against India.
Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ramiz Raja is set to propose ICC for a quadrangular series between Pakistan, England, Australia, and India that will happen every year by different hosts. Ramiz will share the idea in the next ICC meeting in a bid to play regular cricket against India.
According to Code Sports Australia, the proposal will be given by the former Pakistan skipper in the T20I formats.
“It’s not going to happen right now, but who knows,”Ramiz Raja told the Australian publication.
“I have a good mind of proposing a rugby Six Nations-style series that they have a cricket series, a T20 international series outside the FTP (Future Tours Programme) where Australia, England, India, and Pakistan can play four sides,”he continued.
“I was thinking of maybe introducing this concept at the ICC meeting.
“If India and Pakistan are not willing to play bilaterally, involve them in a four-nation [event], and so every year this tournament could go to England, Australia, Pakistan and India and take it from there.
“I will [propose it], definitely I will. So this is breaking news.”
The arch-rivals India and Pakistan have played a bilateral series since along due to the ongoing political tensions between both countries. Both the countries last played the bilateral series back in 2012-13.
The main purpose of these quadrangular series is to revive the cricket between Pakistan and India that is being missed by fans all over the world.
During Najam Sethi’s tenure, both the cricket boards had agreed to play six bilateral series in the duration from 2015-23.
Pakistan and India have faced each other in the ICC or ACC tournaments after 2013.
On the other hand, Ramiz told the press that there is a lot of positivity coming around from the world ahead of the Australian tour and that he has been pleased by recent comments from Pakistan-born Aussie batter Usman Khawaja as he privately urging his teammates to travel to Pakistan as it is safe to visit than ever.
Australia is due to visit Pakistan for three Tests, three one-day internationals, and one T20 international starting in early March. Cricket Australia (CA) are up to their commitments for the tour going ahead; which will be the first visit to the country since 1988.
“There’s a lot of excitement,”Raja said.
“You’ve got to understand what it means to Pakistani fans. We’ll make sure that we make it into a grand spectacle as well.
“Some of the comments coming out of Australia, are very encouraging for us. I heard what Usman Khawaja had to say. You’ve got to understand the emotions behind such a tour.
“A young Australian cricketer may not understand the value that he’ll bring by touring Pakistan.”
The 58-year-old PCB Chairman explained in a tweet that he is working with ICC to make that ‘Four Nations T20I Series’ take place every year and be hosted by every nation on a rotation basis. A separate revenue model with profits will be discussed on a percentage basis with all ICC members.
“Hello, fans.Will propose to the ICC a Four Nations T20i Super Series involving Pak Ind Aus Eng to be played every year, to be hosted on a rotation basis by these four. A separate revenue model with profits to be shared on a percentage basis with all ICC members think we have a winner,”Ramiz tweets.