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India will not face Pakistan in any bilateral series in the 2023-2027 cycle. In the Future Tours Programme (FTP) sent to all state federations, the council kept the columns 'empty' for the matches against Pakistan.

In addition, the Indian men's team will play 38 Test (20 home and 18 away), 42 ODI (21 home and away) and 61 T20I (31 home and 30 away) in the 2023-2027 cycle.

The BCCI cannot make a decision on a bilateral streak with Pakistan until it receives a nod from the Indian government.

The number of bilateral matches that India will play in various formats has been reduced from the previous cycle (from 163 to 141) due to an ICC event each year and a wider special window for the Indian Premier League (75-80 days per season), but BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said in a circular that the quality of the content has improved.

India will play a 5 game Test series against England and Australia home and away every two years - one home series every four years. In addition, there will also be stand-alone tours by 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is. So, India will play 5 Tests, 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is in the cycle (home and away) against Australia as well as England, which includes an annual series (red ball or white ball) every year in this cycle.

With T20 matches against West Indies and New Zealand generating the most interest from fans, India will play 5 T20Is at home against these teams.

According to the circular, the BCCI kept three things in mind when finishing the FTP.

Meanwhile, the BCCI hopes to resolve the tax exemption issue for next year's Cricket World Cup with the Indian government soon. The board is obligated to provide a tax exemption or tax settlement to the ICC for this event.

Under the rules of the ICC, the host country must obtain a tax exemption from its government, but India has no rules for granting full exemption.

The BCCI informed the ICC that, in line with the tax order for 2016 ICC World T20, it planned to obtain a 10 percent tax order as an interim measure for the 2023 event by the deadline required.

The ICC has now received a tax order of 20% from the Indian revenue authorities on its broadcast revenue for the 2023 event. The BCCI is currently working with the Ministry of Finance of the Government of India and has objected to this 20% tax order at the highest level and hopes that a 10% tax order (excluding surcharges) will be issued shortly,” BCCI informed his members.

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