No Bi­lat­eral Se­ries In Next 3 Years Has More Than 3 ODIs

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport - [email protected] times­group.com

Mohali: The In­ter­na­tional Cricket Coun­cil (ICC) is­sued a press re­lease on Mon­day, stat­ing the 2019 men’s World Cup has been t he most­watched ever. While the world body is hold­ing its head high af­ter the suc­cess of the World Cup, the irony is that the One­day In­ter­na­tional (ODI) for­mat is fast los­ing its im­por­tance as a pre­ferred for­mat.

The Fu­ture Tours Pro­gramme (FTP) for the cycle till 2022, as re­leased by ICC, says that no bi­lat­eral se­ries will have more three ODIs. The num­ber of T20Is has shot up. There are se­ries which won’t even fea­ture ODIs over the next three years and some se­ries will have an un­prece­dented five T20I games. Clearly, T20 has taken over as the pre­mier

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