Ramiz Raja had recently proposed a four-nation quadrangular series between India, Pakistan, England, and Australia. He is aiming to put this proposal forward at the upcoming ICC board meeting with the argument that bilateral series are usually capital intensive and financially drain their annual budgets.

According to the Hindustan Times, Ramiz says, “In my opinion, a new system based on income pooling and sharing should be established. The plan is to set up a firm that operates under the ICC and has a dedicated Chief Executive Officer who oversees the entire financial model, with profits shared among all members. There are several rivalries, including the Ashes and the Pakistan-India rivalry, so four T20 teams playing against each other can’t go wrong. We need to pique the interest of the fans, who are becoming jaded, and we need to come up with something new outside of the FTP”.

Jay Shah has finally opened and expressed his views regarding this proposal. His focus is to take cricket to the Olympic level. Jay says, “Our fundamental obligation, with the IPL window growing and the ICC (global) events every year in the cycle, is to protect bilateral cricket at home, with a focus on test cricket. I’m also excited to see cricket at the Olympics, as I believe it will help the game flourish. Our sport confronts a struggle in terms of expansion, and we must prioritize it before any short-term commercial strategy”.

It seems Jay Shah has indirectly said that he priotises to take cricket to Olympics rather than a quadrangular series.