The first bilateral series between India and Pakistan won’t start until 2027. The board left the columns for any bilateral matches with Pakistan blank in the Future Tours Programme (FTP) for the 2023–2027 cycle that was distributed to all state associations.
Due to the tense political ties between India and Pakistan, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is unable to make any decisions regarding bilateral series with Pakistan until it receives approval from the Indian government (GoI).
India will play a significant number of bilateral matches across all formats, even though the number has decreased from the previous cycle, even though there are no bilateral matches with Pakistan (163 to 141). This was accomplished because the Indian Premier League has a larger dedicated window and an annual ICC event (75-80 days every season).
The quality of the content has improved in this cycle, according to BCCI secretary Jay Shah. The number of home Test matches has increased, though, and there is now a better balance of top-notch opponents in all three international formats.
A regular IPL season and a set home season also make it possible for the best possible preparation against top opponents in the right setting before ICC events. Every two years, India will play five-match Test series, one home series every four years, against both England and Australia on a home-and-away basis.
Additionally, 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is will be played as standalone tours (at home and away). As a result, India will play 5 Tests, 3 ODIs, and 5 T20Is (Home and Away) in the cycle against Australia and England, which will consist of one annual series (either red ball or white ball) every year.
The ICC has now received a 20% (excluding surcharges) tax order for its broadcast revenue for the 2023 event from the tax authorities in India, the BCCI informed its members. The BCCI is currently collaborating with the Ministry of Finance of the Government of India and has argued strongly against this 20% (excluding surcharges) tax order. The BCCI is hopeful that a 10% (excluding surcharges) tax order will be issued in the near future.