Future Tours Programme 2006-2012

Who says they’re playing too much cricket?

http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc/test/future_tours/ftp_2006-2012.pdf

Absolutely crazy. Now the ICC aren’t a bunch of suits sitting around a table. Well, that they are, but they are comprised by the member countries who play this game. So it’s they who have agreed to play all this cricket and it’s they who will have to answer the inevitable call from players regarding burnout. My boss says:

If anyone doubted the influence of the Indian board, look at the FTP and ask yourself why Bangladesh and Zimbabwe are not down to tour India. That will not go down well in Bangladesh whose election to Test status in 2001 was so staunchly backed by Jagmohan Dalmiya, then the BCCI supremo, and yet, according to the FTP, a decade on and they will still be waiting for their first invitation.

Interesting.

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