The (Lack of) Future Tours Programme

by Devanshu Mehta

I was looking at the fabled ICC Future Tours Programme to see what’s going on in cricket over the next year:

Future Tours Programme Excerpt: 2011

Each column is the schedule for a single team between April 2011 and October 2011. Notice the two blank columns? Those are two teams who have no international cricket between the World Cup and October.

Those teams are New Zealand and South Africa.

Come October, South Africa still has an interesting few months. They host Australia for 2 Tests and a handful of ODIs, followed by Sri Lanka for another 2 Tests and another handful of ODIs.

New Zealand, on the other hand, has the most dull 2011 in the universe. They play Zimbabwe twice with a tour of Australia sandwiched between. Pathetic.