ICC released the men's Future Tour Program for the 2023 -2027 cycle on Wednesday. The new FTP includes 173 Tests, 281 ODIs and 323 T20Is. A total of 777 international matches will be played in 2023-2027 FTP cycle, 83 matches more as compared to the 694 games of the current cycle.
There is no international cricket scheduled from mid-March to the end of May, the window in which the BCCI conducts the IPL. England and Australia have also created windows for The Hundred and BBL to allow their star white-ball players to play in these tournaments. The 2025 season of PSL will clash with the IPL because Pakistan will host the Champions Trophy from Feb - Mar.
Bangladesh will play a total of 150 bilateral matches in the new FTP which is the most and Zimbabwe will play the least (109). West Indies will play the most bilateral T20I matches (73). Bangladesh will play the most bilateral ODIs (59) and England will play the most Test matches (43) in the new FTP.
India will play a total of 141 matches in the 2023-2027 FTP cycle including 38 Test matches, 42 ODIs, and 61 T20Is. India and Pakistan will continue to not play any bilateral series. Border - Gavaskar Trophy will now also have five tests instead of four in the new FTP. India will tour Australia for a five-match Test series in 2024-25 Australian summer and Australia will tour India in 2025-27 WTC cycle for five Test matches in 2027. India will also play two five-match Test series against England.
India will host the 50 over World Cup next year. West Indies and the USA will host the T20 World Cup in 2024. Pakistan will host the Champions Trophy in 2025. India and Sri Lanka will host the T20 World Cup in 2026. South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Namibia will host the 50 over World Cup in 2027. The new FTP also features the two cycles of the World Test Championship.