India and England have generally been involved in a 4 match series but now the cricketing nations will encounter each other in a 5 Test match series , according to The BCCI Secreatry, Sanjay Patel.

For the coming span between 2015-23, India will play 5 Test match series against England and 4 Test match series against Australia , both home and away.

According to the new FTP, India will play 2 home Test series between October and March every year unless it tours to Australia. Australia, on the other hand has retained the right to host the Boxing Day matches at Melbourne.

Another major change is the tour of West Indies to India between 4th October and 18th November for 3 Test match series and 5 ODIs, scheduled just after the finish of The Champions League T20.

Next year, South Africa will tour India to play 3 Test match series and ODI series , who will be followed by England. England will come in 2 halves playing the Tests in 2015 before the Christmas and the Odis in 2016, in the early half of it.

In addition to that, India has also agreed to play 6 bilateral series against Pakistan during the same period, which will come as a boon to the PCB.

The revamped structure of the BCCI has though seen BCCI facing a lot of criticism but it will BCCI earn around 4000 crocres between the period of 2015-23, which is around 13 tmes to what it is earning in the current cycle, just 300 crores.

BCCI will hold 22.7 percent of gross profit, compared to 4.7 of England and 2.9 of Australia. South Africa will get 1.3 percent . West Indies and New Zealand will get 0.8 and 0.5 percent respectively.


Recently ICC under went a change in the system where the Top 3, India, England and Australia will hold the major power in the decision making and the FTPs were to be rescheduled. This was an expected change as India will modify in in it’s favour. Several other moves are expected shortly.