- Sourav Ganguly is reported to be in talks with ECB and Cricket Australia for a 'Super Series'.
- The four-nation series will be held annually and hosted rotationally.
- ICC had proposed a similar flagship tournament only to be opposed by the respective boards.
After successfully conducting the Pink ball Test, the former India National Cricket team captain is reported to have revealed the Indian board’s discussion with the Cricket Australia (CA) and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) about staging a 4-nation tournament, hosted every year by rotation.
“Australia, England, India and another top team will feature in the Super Series, which begins in 2021, and the first edition of the tournament will be played in India,” The Telegraph quoted Ganguly as saying at an event organised by a fantasy cricket app last weekend.
Recently, the International Cricket Council (ICC) had put forward a proposal of organising a flagship tournament every year through the next eight-year FTP cycle between 2023-2031.
However, the BCCI, ECB and Cricket Australia have opposed the move.
A 5-point argument
BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, in an email to his counterpart at ICC Manu Sawhney, had put forward five points explaining the reasons behind board inability to agree with the draft FTP proposal of ICCC.
“At the outset, we would like to inform you that BCCI cannot agree or confirm to the post-2023 ICC events and the proposed additional ICC events at this stage,” he wrote.
Amongst the most critical points cited is that of the working group (comprising CEOs of member boards) which has not deliberated upon the issue.
As a result, any unilateral decision will not only be “premature” in nature, but it would also establish that “correct procedures have not been followed.”
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