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September 3, 2013

Should teams be forced to stick to the FTP for bilateral series?


That will allow for better planning, and won't put commerce before cricket.


The game and its compulsions change too fast.


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September 4, 2013, 4:28 GMT


Yes. The success of the game depends on the fans. The organizers, the sponsors and the boards are responsible for smooth processing of any events from a bilateral series to world tournaments. Ad-hoc basis of scheduling will keep the sponsors and organizers in soup and might also effect the relationship between the boards.

September 18, 2013, 17:41 GMT


Yes.. They Shud Go with the FTP Programme

September 12, 2013, 18:12 GMT


It is imperative that the BCCI should stick to its commitments.Changing the schedule upsets the financial implications of the host nation.

September 6, 2013, 16:13 GMT


It is imperative that personal differences do not come in the way of cricket. Test cricket is in peril, for test cricket to survive and hopefully to flourish it needs as many contests among the best teams as possible and India vs South Africa is World No.1 vs World No.3. So my answer is YES.

September 6, 2013, 14:10 GMT


YES - once you signed up for it, you have lost the right to say no. Even if the sign-up was incorrect OR for the wrong reasons, you have to stand by your commitment. Not doing what you committed to do shows a lack of integrity....worse, in a Gentleman's Game !

September 5, 2013, 17:52 GMT


I agree yes but with a caveat. The itinerary should be decided bilaterally and not unilaterally by one of the nations. I don't understand why BCCI gets so much blame when BCCI asked for a change in itinerary one month ago and CSA without considering it went head and finalized itinerary unilaterally. What kind of FTP is that India is now touring SA consecutively with no return series in between? What is the reason that SA played only 2 Tests and 3 ODIs in India in 2010 and they expect India to play 3 Tests and 5 ODIs in 2011 and 3 Tests and 7 ODIs in 2013?

September 5, 2013, 11:47 GMT


I am an Indian and still I hate the arrogance of BCCI. Every country must follow the FTP

September 5, 2013, 10:44 GMT


Then we will surly loos the series against SA. bec'z our all players tired at that time.

September 4, 2013, 4:28 GMT


Teams cannot stick to FTPs which were framed many years ago , for the reason that there is too much cricket around and it also makes players unavailable for well recognized tournaments like ipl , bbl . However the FTP s should not only be changed and be flexible for just commercial reasons but to put In more test games 7put a test championship which lasts more than just 3 games should be a possibility .

September 22, 2013, 14:58 GMT


No, FTP should not be made for long term It should be made every 2 years and changes should be allowed with due justifcation