2006-2012 International Schedule

The International Cricket Council has publicly announced the international future tour schedule for the next six years, after the ICC Board approved it at its meeting in March.

ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed said it was an extremely difficult process that took two years of analysis and involved 10 drafts.

All Test playing nations have agreed to the schedule, and the ICC hopes each country will be able to plan accordingly to meet the playing requirements. The ICC see the following benefits of the schedule released:

  • Regular home and away Test and ODI cricket for all ICC Full Members
  • Consideration of player workload guidelines
  • Protection of the status of Test cricket and ‘icon’ series
  • Recognition of the importance of global development
  • Controlled volume of international Twenty20 cricket

    The first series to start under the new programme is the upcoming England/Sri Lanka Test series. The full schedule can be read in PDF form here.

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