The International Cricket Council (ICC) has initiated the process for a structured Future Tours Programme (FTP), incorporating Test and One-day International (ODI) leagues. The ODI league will kick off in April soon after the World Cup in the subcontinent.
The ICC Chief Executives' Committee (CEC) meeting at the ICC headquarters here made significant progress in finalising the FTP Test and ODI league schedules. "The process of drawing up rules, regulations and a points system for the leagues has begun," ICC said in a statement.
The ODI league will begin in April and run through April 2014, leading to a league champion. The ODI league will also provide rankings and automatic qualifiers for the World Cup.
With the ICC board having already approved the use of the Decision Review System (DRS) in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, the CEC agreed to afford members the opportunity to use the DRS in bilateral One-day internationals prior to the World Cup.