Pak to play more matches against stronger teams in proposed ICC FTP

Pakistan are all set to play more than 120 matches, including 80 percent against strong teams under the new Future Tours Programme (FTP) which is being proposed by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Initially, Pakistan were scheduled to play around 104 matches across three formats, however, the figures were later increased to more than 120 following the ICC executive committee meeting held in Singapore earlier this month.

While confirming the news, a PCB official said that the country would play more matches with the strong teams and lesser matches against lowly outfits.

"Presently, we are in a good position as the PCB did not prefer to play matches against lowly teams like Afghanistan, Ireland, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

Propaganda is being spread that Pakistan will play less matches while teams like Bangladesh, Ireland, Zimbabwe and Afghanistan will play more matches, the Dawn quoted the PCB official, as saying.

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