The new ICC four-year FTP cycle will begin from 2024 and according to tentative negotiations, Bangladesh will have 40 plus Tests, 70 plus ODIs and 76 plus T20Is in the new cycle, Bangladesh cricket operations chairman Jalal Yunus told the media today.
Bangladesh are still negotiating with the big sides for full tours. The Tigers have not toured England for a bilateral series since their last tour in 2010 while their last Test tour of Australia dates back to 2003 although they played an ODI series down under in 2008.
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“We are still holding talks with England although it’s not confirmed yet, we’re trying to play an away series in England. We’re hoping for a positive response from them. Bangladesh will go to Australia to play two Tests in 2027 according to a plan but it’s not confirmed yet. Australia will come here in 2026.
“We’re discussing with the likes of Australia, England, Pakistan, South Africa and West Indies and some of the series have already been confirmed and you will get to know later,” Jalal said today.
“We always want to play full series but ofcourse it’s not always possible to get what we want. After a few days pass, we will be able to negotiate with them and increase the number. It depends on the bilateral understanding,” he added.
Bangladesh are hoping that the new FTP cycle would help them get matches in all three formats.
“According to the discussions we have had so far, we have tentatively finalised a few assignments. There could be one or two changes after everything is finalised. From those, we will play 40 plus Tests, 70 plus ODIs and 76 plus T20Is. These are somewhat confirmed although there could be changes. These are all excluding the ICC events. We also are discussing to play a few tri-nation series,” Jalal informed.