BCCI to reduce the tours

Calcutta: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is mulling to reduce the touring commitments of Team India during the winter.

In order to ensure availability of the top-rung players during the domestic season, BCCI president Narayanswamy Srinivasan says that they are looking to establish a "prime" home season.

"We are starting to look at and define our prime season, and during your prime season you should be playing at home," Srinivasan was quoted as saying by the ESPNcricinfo.

"We want to have possibly one or two visiting teams during our domestic season, starting in September all the way up to March, and we'll see the extent to which we don't tour outside. Given the FTP that is there, we are going to see how we can adjust." Srinivasan said.

He said the domestic season would be rescheduled to make Tests at home the centre of attraction, and encourage international players to play in the Ranji Trophy.

"This year we also encouraged our big players and stars to play domestic cricket. This is a change from the last several years," he said.