The International Cricket Council (ICC) is all set to reveal the first-ever Women's Future Tour Programme (ICC Women's FTP), revealed the body's chief executive officer, Geoff Allardice. Women's FTP is now a reality. The schedule, worked out by the member countries, will last from 2022 to 2025.
Geoff did not disclose much about Women's FTP, but according to ESPN Cricinfo, '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.'
The ICC CEO was delighted to announce the launch of the first-ever Women's FTP, saying the broadcasters and the fans can be certain of what the teams will be playing and whom they will be encountering in the upcoming schedule.
"The women's FTP is going to be published. It's the first time we have had a long-term plan around a women 's series that can give broadcasters and fans a certainty about who is playing who and at 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."