Mumbai: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) President Rameez Raja had proposed a four-match cricket series in the ICC meeting. BCCI officials were also present on the occasion. But Raja’s proposal for a four-match series has been rejected by the ICC. Under current ICC rules, a member body can organize a maximum of three tri-series. Only the ICC has the right to host more than this. Therefore the ICC has rejected this proposal. This decision of the ICC has also put an end to the possibility of a series between arch-rivals India and Pakistan.

Raja had prepared a white paper for the four-nation annual T20 or ODI tournament before the ICC. It consisted of 4 teams, namely Pakistan, India, Australia and England. Raja believes that there could be a profit of around Rs 57 billion in five years, of which a major part could be given to these four countries.

Tom Harrison of the England Cricket Board (ECB) was also keen to take a separate look at the plans for the four-nation tournament. However, this issue was not raised in the ICC meeting.


Not getting support from BCCI

Even the BCCI had not shown interest in playing the four-match series before this. The BCCI also made it clear that it will still not play the role. Team India will face Pakistan in Asia Cup and World Cup.