ICC’s chief executive officer Geoff Allardice has announced that the first-ever Women’s Future Programme (FTP) will be out soon.
The members of the country have made a schedule for the event, which is to span three years, from 2022 to 2025. At the ICC annual conference, which was held on Tuesday, 26th of July, Geoff Allardice said from Birmingham:
“The women’s FTP is going to be published. It’s the first time we have had a long-term plan around women ‘s series that can give broadcasters and fans a certainty about who is playing who and what time of the year.”
“It is structured around the ICC Women’s Championships through from 2022-25 with a lead up to the next World Cup which will be staged in India.”
He did not mention more details about the FTP, but, ESPNcricinfo has reported that “The Teams will play mainly three ODI series which will be part of the Women’s Championships leading towards qualification for the 2025 ODI World Cup. Some countries, where possible, have clubbed a five-match T20I series to round off ODI tours. Teams can also look forward to preparatory matches ahead of the global tournaments.”
Further, Allardice added that in a meeting with the women’s team captains, he could see the spirit in them, and they were very optimistic about the future of the women’s sport across the world, which has risen and changed a lot when compared to before.