Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif thinks that the four-nation tournament proposal which was revealed by BCCI president Sourav Ganguly will be “flop” like the “Big Three model”. The former player said it as an attempt by the three nations – India, Australia and England to isolate other nations.
“By playing such a series, these four countries want to isolate the other member nations, which is not good news. But I think this will be a flop idea like the Big Three model, which was introduced few years back,” said Latif in a YouTube video.
Last week, Sourav Ganguly had said that the plans are ready to organise a four-nation meet which involved Cricket Australia and England Cricket Board and the discussions are going on regarding this matter.
“Australia, England, India and another top team will feature in the Super Series, which begins in 2021, and the first edition of the tournament will be played in India,” Ganguly, the former India captain, had said in Kolkata.
The move is also an attempt by the ‘Big Three’ of world cricket to stop the International Cricket Council’s plans to add an additional 50-overs world event to the next ICC Future Tours Programme, although nothing has been finalised yet.
The ECB said in a statement said that they are open to discussions on it.
“We meet regularly with other leaders from the major cricketing nations to share learnings and discuss topics that impact our sport. A four-nation tournament was raised at a meeting with the BCCI in December and we are open to discussions with other ICC members to see if this concept can develop,” the ECB had said in a statement.
Ganguly, BCCI secretary Jay Shah and treasurer Arun Dhumal are in talks in London earlier this month with ECB officials, led by chairman Colin Graves, during which they may have explored the idea. But no news came from Cricket Australia yet.