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BCB eyeing for balance cricket in next FTP

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 22 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh Cricket Board is eyeing to make sure they play ‘balanced cricket’ as they prepare them for the next ICC meeting where the Future Tour Programme is expected to be locked for four years, scheduled from 2023 to 2027.

According to media reports, Bangladesh is expected to play 34 Tests, 59 ODIs and 51 T20s in the forthcoming ICC FTP that is prepared for the next four years.

Bangladesh cricket team are only behind England (42), Australia (41) and India (38) in terms of the number of Tests to be played in the new FTP cycle.

“I cannot comment on the numbers considering certain things are yet to be locked,” BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury told The Daily Sun.

“But now we have to play balanced cricket,” he said. “Ten years ago when we made a presentation we wanted to play as many matches as we could but now we have shifted our focus on balanced cricket,” he said.

Tigers also have the highest number of ODI assignments listed in the new FTP and the total number of matches in three formats stand at 144, only behind the West Indies who will play 146 matches.