CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 12: David Warner of Australia during the Momentum ODI Series 5th ODI match between South Africa and Australia at PPC Newlands on October 12, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Carl Fourie/Gallo Images)

The ICC is contemplating a restructure to the international schedule amid concerns over the amount of matches players are required to play each year.

Cricket Australia (CA) are fully behind a move that would see a 13-team league replace the current schedule and see each nation play 12 matches in both the ODI and Twenty20 format each year.

CA chief James Sutherland believes the schedule would cement a permanent fixture, allowing for sides to know in advance how many games they'll be playing each year.

"That means you play six one-day matches away, six one-day matches at home every year," Sutherland said.

"I think that will be something that will be very beneficial for world cricket, not just in terms of putting those limits in place, but also creating third party interest and making sure there's real relevance to every single match."

The news comes soon after the schedule for Australia's tour of India was released, as the Aussies are due to start the opening test just 24 hours after their T20 international against Sri Lanka in Adelaide.