Originally Posted by Sarun
Should FTP ensure a minimum amount of series against each other for test playing nations?
That is what FTP dictates, but boards will have to agree accordingly. When FTP was announced Ind & Pak are not on playing terms. That is why they don't have any matches between them. Apart from that general rule is that each country need to play against all other test playing countries home & away over 6-8 year period. Obviously it cannot be mandatory since there will be lot of problems planning that much ahead. But FTP give you basic idea of who will tour whom at a given point. There are going to be changes here and there but most teams do follow it to a certain extent.