The Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman, Ramiz Raja, is expected to propose an annual tri-nation T20I series with Australia and England at the upcoming ICC meeting, which will be held in Birmingham during the Commonwealth Games.
Raja’s previous proposal for a four-nation annual event did not garner the required support from other members and has been shelved. The current plan is seen as an alternative to that event.
At the ICC meeting earlier this year, the cricket board chairman presented the plan for the four-nation series. However, the idea got no positive response from BCCI, and PCB has now dropped India from the plan, leaving only Australia and England.
Reports suggest that the cricket board chairman is confident in getting the tri-series plan approved because he has good personal relationships with BCCI chief, Saurav Ganguly, and other board heads.
Ramiz Raja is confident that he can get the tri-series plan approved by next year. He has good relations with BCCI chief Saurav Ganguly and other board heads, and he is quietly confident that they will support the plan.
The ECB and CA have already expressed their support for the tri-nation series, and Ramiz Raja may get his idea approved by not objecting to India’s IPL window request.