The Future Tour Programme or the FTPs have been designed by the global Cricket body, ICC, in order to bring context to the bilateral series. The programme has a simple objective to bring two teams against each other in home and away venues at least once in the span of 10 years.
However, the ICC has also clarified that two cricket board’s with mutual understandings and agreements can play more than one bilateral series in the specified time.
The FTPs also bridge the gap between the low raked ICC teams such as Netherlands, Ireland, and other such countries and the top eight ranked ICC teams. ICC has ensured that the aforementioned teams get enough exposure to international cricket against the best cricket sides at least once in 10 years.
Future Tour Programme (FTP) 2018-2023:
The first cycle of the Future Tour Programme (FTP) is from 2018 to 2023. The Inaugural ICC World Test Championship 2018-2021 and 2021-2023 will come under this programme along with ODI World Cups.
Moreover, the T20 World Cup 2021 which will be staged in the UAE and Oman will also be held under this FTP 2018-2023.
Here is the Complete Guide of India’s Future Tour Programme (FTP) from 2021 onwards.
ICC Future Tour Programme (FTP) of India, Complete Tournaments/Series Details:
In India’s Future Tour Programmes (FTP) five away series have been scheduled apart from the two Asia Cups.
|Month/Duration||Tours Details||No. of Matches||Venues/Host Nation|
|Aug-Sep 2021||India tour of England, 2021||5 Tests||England|
|Sep-Oct 2021||South Africa tour of India, 2021||3 ODIs and 3 T20Is||India|
|Nov – Dec 2021||New Zealand tour of India, 2021||2 Tests and 3 T20Is||India|
|Dec – Jan 2021||India tour of South Africa, 2021-22||3 Tests and 3 T20Is||South Africa|
|Jan – Feb 2022||West Indies tour of India, 2022||3 ODIs and 3 T20Is||India|
|Feb – Mar 2022||Sri Lanka tour of India, 2022||3 Tests and 3 T20Is||India|
|Jun – Jul 2022||India tour of England, 2022||3 ODIs and 3 T20Is||England|
|Jul – Aug 2022||India tour of West Indies, 2022||3 ODIs and 3 T20Is||West Indies|
|September 2022||Asia Cup, 2022||12 ODIs and 1 Final match||Yet to be revealed|
|Sep – Nov 2022||Australia tour of India, 2022||4 Tests and 3 T20Is||India|
|November 2022||India tour of Bangladesh, 2022||2 Tests and 3 ODIs||Bangladesh|
|Dec 2022 -Jan 2023||Sri Lanka tour of India, 2022-23||5 ODIs||India|
|January 2023||New Zealand tour of India, 2023||3 ODIs||India|
|Jan – Feb 2023||Australia tour of India, 2023||3 ODIs||India|
|June 2023||Asia Cup, 2023||12 ODIs and 1 Final match||Sri Lanka|