Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - India to host three ICC events in 2024-31 cycle. The T20 WC is expected to return to India in 2026.
The T20 WC is expected to return to India in 2026.
India will host three world events in the next cycle of Future Tours Programme of the International Cricket Council (ICC). The ICC Board, which met over the last one week, culminating with the all-powerful board meeting on Tuesday (November 16), has awarded three global (men's) events to the BCCI over the eight-year cycle.
The BCCI will host the 2026 T20 WC (with Sri Lanka), the 2029 Champions Trophy as well as the 2031 ODI World Cup (with Bangladesh).
As first reported by Cricbuzz, USA Cricket and Cricket West Indies will host the T20 WC in 2024, which is being treated as a dress-rehearsal to ICC's hopes of get cricket included in the Los Angeles Olympics in 2028.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Cricket Board, whose case was argued fiercely by new chairman Ramiz Raja, has been lined up to host the 2025 Champions Trophy, the country's first ICC event since 1996.
“It delights me no end that Pakistan will be hosting this prestigious world tournament . It is going to be a viewing boon to millions of Pakistani fans who had to wait patiently for years to be part of something as grand as this. World will sample our hospitality to go with our great exciting cricket,” Raja told Cricbuzz.
The ICC also rewarded Namibia for their progress in recent times, with a global event. The African nation will be the joint hosts of the 2027 50-over World Cup, along with South Africa and Zimbabwe.
“The hosts were selected via a competitive bidding process overseen by a Board sub-committee chaired by Martin Snedden along with Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Skerritt,” ICC said in a statement. “The ICC Board accepted the recommendations of the committee, who conducted a thorough review of each bid along with ICC management. A similar process to identify the hosts for ICC Women's and U19s events for the next cycle will be undertaken early next year.”
The hosting rights, the ICC said, are subject to completion of the host agreements and the ICC will now work closely with the members to finalise arrangements. In all, 17 Members submitted a total of 28 proposals to host the eight ICC Men's white ball events scheduled in the cycle.