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ICC Announces Men's Future Tour Programme 2018-2023

The International Cricket Council, on behalf of its Members, today released the Future Tours Programme (FTP) from 2018-2023. The FTP includes fixtures for all three formats of the game.

As part of the newly released FTP, A World Test Championship is created along with a 13-team men’s ODI league in which 12 Test playing nations and the Netherlands, will participate.

As part of the 13-team ODI League, which will run from 1 May 2020 to 31 March 2022 , all the sides will play eight series over a two-year cycle on a home and away basis against mutually agreed opponents.

Afghanistan will start the ODI league fixtures when they host Ireland for a home series in January 2021 that will include one Test, three ODIs and three T20Is.

This league will serve as a qualification pathway for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. India (as host) plus the seven highest-ranked sides in the ODI league as on 31 March 2022 will qualify directly for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, while the bottom five sides will get a second chance to qualify through the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier.

Afghanistan will play 13 Tests, 51 ODIs and 45 T20Is as part of the FTP 2018-2023 in which 7 tests, 26 ODIs and 23 T20Is will constitute Home matches. It shall be noted that these matches do not include the ones from ICC ODI and T20I tournaments as well as matches/series mutually agreed between ACB and other member boards.

The following table illustrates Afghanistan’s matches as part of FTP 2018-2023.

AFGHANISTAN FTP 2018 - 2023

Year

Month

Opponent

Home/Away

Test

ODIs

T20Is

2018

June

Bangladesh

Home

   

3

August

Ireland

Away

 

3

3

October

New Zealand

Home

   

2

2019

Feb/March

Ireland

Home

1

5

3

August

Zimbabwe

Away

1

5

3

Sep/Oct

Bangladesh

Away

1

 

2

November

West Indies

Home

1

3

3

2020

Feb/March

Ireland

Home

1

 

3

August

Ireland

Away

1

 

3

November

Australia

Away

1

   

2021

Jan/Feb

Ireland

Home

1

3

3

Feb/March

Zimbabwe

Home

2

 

3

March

India

Away

 

3

 

July/Aug

Sri Lanka

Away

 

3

3

August

UAE

Home

 

2

 

September

Pakistan

Home

 

3

 

Dec/Jan

Zimbabwe

Away

1

3

2

2022

January

Netherlands

Home

 

3

3

Feb/March

Bangladesh

Away

 

3

3

March

Australia

Home

 

3

 

July/Aug

Ireland

Away

1

3

3

September

Australia

Home

1

   

2023

January

New Zealand

Home

 

3

 

January

West Indies

Home

 

3

 

Total

13

51

45