The ICC has given a window of two and a half months every year for the IPL. In the year 2025, Pakistan has also got the same window for PSL.
PSL and IPL will be organized together
The ICC recently announced the new FTP ie Future Tour Program. In the coming four years in FTP, the schedule of cricket series, ICC tournaments and leagues is also released. The interesting thing about this FTP is that in the year 2025 India and Pakistan Both the T20 leagues will be held together. The schedule of IPL and PSL has been decided almost at the same time. If this happens then the PCB is sure to lose crores.
Pakistan’s troubles increased
Pakistan’s team has suffered a big loss because of this. Pakistan has to host the ICC Champions Trophy in the year 2025 and this has become a problem for it. Apart from organizing the Champions Trophy, due to the busy domestic season, Pakistan Super League (PSL) and Indian Premier League (IPL) will be postponed in 2025. There is every possibility of conflict in dates. The IPL’s two-and-a-half-month window (the timing of the tournament) starts from March to the beginning of June. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), however, is forced to reschedule the 10th season of its T20 league between March and May after the regular January-February schedule as the country is scheduled to host the Champions Trophy in February 2025.
PCB has got hosting of ICC tournament after a long time
Pakistan has got to host an ICC tournament after a long time. In the last three FTPs of the ICC, Pakistan was not given the hosting of any tournament. The hosting was snatched from Pakistan after the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team that went there in 2008. Earlier, Pakistan had hosted the ODI World Cup only in 1996.
T20 league will be organized for the first time during IPL
This will be the first time that a T20 league will be organized during the lucrative IPL. It has to be seen that the cricketers playing in both the leagues choose any league. The Champions Trophy 2025 will be the first ICC tournament to be held in Pakistan in nearly 30 years. The ICC has not given a window for the T20 league. In such a situation, all other countries will have to organize their own T20 league with selected foreign players apart from the players of their country.
Indian team schedule very busy
The Indian men’s team will play 141 bilateral international matches in the next five years i.e. from May 2023 to April 2027 under the ICC’s Future Tour Program (FTP). The Indian team will play 38 Tests, 42 ODIs and 61 T20 matches in five years. In this, no bilateral series will be played against Pakistan.