Ramiz Raja, chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board, has proposed an annual “super series” tournament involving India, Pakistan, Australia and England to the International Cricket Council.
The former player tweeted his proposal, suggesting that the teams take turns to host the tournament and a percentage of the profits be shared with ICC members.
“Hello fans. Will propose to the ICC a Four-Nation T20I Super Series involving Pak, Ind, Aus, Eng to be played every year, to be hosted on rotation basis by these four. A separate revenue model with profits to be shared on percentage basis with all ICC members. Think we have a winner,” he wrote.
Hello fans.Will propose to the ICC a Four Nations T20i Super Series involving Pak Ind Aus Eng to be played every year,to be hosted on rotation basis by these four. A separate revenue model with profits to be shared on percentage basis with all ICC members, think we have a winner.— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) January 11, 2022
Arch-rivals India and Pakistan only meet in ICC events because of the political deadlock between the countries. It has been nine years since the two sides played a bilateral series.
Raja had earlier lamented the lack of games between the two nations, ahead of their T20 World Cup clash in the UAE 2021. Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets.
Raja’s proposal will involve two other cricketing powerhouses and rivals—the reigning T20 champions Australia and the defending ODI champions England.
The idea comes at a time when Pakistan is slowly opening up for international tournaments to be held on its soil. The country has also been announced as hosts of the 2025 Champions Trophy.