Today, the International Cricket Council released the program for the men’s future tours for the upcoming season. As a follow-up to yesterday’s release of the women’s FTP, the announcement was made yesterday following the release of the men’s FTP.
“The Cricket Australia Head of Cricket Operations and Scheduling Peter Roach expressed his delight at the fact that extensive high-quality content had been secured for both the women’s and men’s programs, in schedules that encompass a number of Cricket Australia’s key priorities, as well as encompassing the majority of our high-quality content requirements,” Roach said.
Program for Men’s Future Tours
|August 2022||Afghanistan||Home||3 x ODI|
|September 2022||New Zealand||Home||3 x ODI|
|September 2022||India||Away||5 x T20|
|December 2022||West Indies||Home||2 x Test|
|December 2022||South Africa||Home||2 x Test|
|February 2023||India||Away||4 x Test|
|June 2023||England||Away||5 x Test|
|September 2023||South Africa||Away||5 x ODI / 3 x T20|
|September 2023||India||Away||3 x ODI|
|November 2023||India||Away||5 x T20|
|December 2023||Pakistan||Home||3 x Test|
|January 2024||West Indies||Home||2 x Test / 3 x ODI / 3 x T20|
|February 2024||New Zealand||Away||2 x Test / 3 x T20|
|August 2024||Afghanistan||Away||3 x T20|
|August 2024||Ireland||Away||3 x ODI / 1 x T20|
|September 2024||England||Away||5 x ODI / 3 x T20|
|November 2024||Pakistan||Home||3 x ODI / 3 x T20|
|December 2024||India||Home||5 x Test|
|February 2025||Sri Lanka||Away||2 x Test|
|June 2025||West Indies||Away||3 x Test / 3 x ODI|
|August 2025||South Africa||Home||3 x ODI / 3 x T20|
|October 2025||New Zealand||Away||3 x T20|
|October 2025||India||Home||3 x ODI / 5 x T20|
|December 2025||England||Home||5 x Test|
|February 2026||Pakistan||Away||3 x T20|
|March 2026||Pakistan||Away||3 x ODI|
|June 2026||Bangladesh||Away||3 x ODI / 3 x T20|
|August 2026||Afghanistan||Home||1 x Test / 3 x T20|
|October 2026||South Africa||Away||3 x Test / 3 x T20|
|November 2026||England||Home||3 x ODI / 5 x T20|
|December 2026||New Zealand||Home||3 x Test|
|January 2027||India||Away||5 x Test|
|March 2027||Bangladesh||Home||2 x Test|
A five-match Border-Gavaskar series between India and Australia is set to spice up their rivalry
During the new Australian cricket season, the Test series against India will be extended and the traditional period for hosting games in Australia will remain between November and February.
“It is a major milestone for the Border-Gavaskar series to be expanded from three to five Tests, which is an important milestone for the enduring rivalry and respect between the Australian and Indian men’s teams,” Roach said.
“As for the majority of our domestic content, both men’s and women’s, we are going to remain in our traditional window for both events, which will be a largely uninterrupted international window for the WBBL and a greater opportunity for Australian players to participate in the BBL.
“Australian cricket fans are assured of consistently high-quality international cricket over the coming years by the sustained success of our men’s and women’s teams during negotiations of both FTPs.”
The CEO of Cricket Australia, Nick Hockley, said the new program was a triumph, declaring both at home and abroad that the new schedule would provide a full schedule.
“Recent tours to Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Ireland have shown us the power and popularity of bilateral international cricket to bring people together and grow the global game of cricket,” he said.
“We are delighted to announce a strong calendar of Test matches that will count towards the ICC World Test Championship, including five-match series for the Ashes and the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, both of which will feature five matches.
The fact that our Women’s team will be playing a multi-format series, with the opportunity to play Test matches, as well as an extensive international white-ball cricket program for both teams, is particularly pleasing.