The proposal, if approved by the International Cricket Council (ICC), will come into effect once the current Future Tours Program (FTP), which runs on a six-year cycle, end in 2012.
If given the go ahead, it would assuage the demand of leading players and player associations who have been clamouring for a separate window for the IPL for fear that emerging cricketers will abandon playing for their country and instead take the big money on offer in the cash-rich Twenty20 league.
''The players and FICA feel very strongly that to preserve a healthy balance between club or franchise cricket (such as IPL) and international cricket, that the ICC needs to create a window in its international programming, or risk losing players permanently from the international cricket scene," FICA chief executive Tim May said recently.
''Without such a window, international cricket will be weakened. That is a situation that we obviously want to avoid," he added.