BCCI has recently proposed a four-nation based tournament including India, England, Australia, and another top team termed as the “Super-Series”. Sourav Ganguly is in conversations with ECB and Cricket Australia about the dynamics of the tournament.
However, this proposal stands in contrast to the plan of newly appointed ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney who proposed two “Champions-Trophy” style ODI events in 2023. This has given rise to a conflict that whether India, England, and Australia will sign the MPA (Members Participation Agreement) for these tournaments or not as it contradicts with their Super-Series program.
This idea proposed by Manu Sawhney aims to increase the revenue for ICC and for all the cricketing nations participating in it. This is not the first time that the conflicts have rose in the International Cricketing Body. Back in 2014, “BIG 3” generated more revenues for India, Australia, and England as compared to other cricketing nations.
Struggles for other ICC member nations have been underlined by the fact that New Zealand's board has returned a financial loss each of the past three years, while Ireland have recently been forced to cancel a host of matches due to a lack of funds. This after the leaders of the Big Three proposals of 2014 had promised to make all nations better off.