ICC’s global governing body has confirmed that 17 member nations including India, England and Australia have shown interest to host the white-ball tournaments between 2024-2031. Notably, ICC will host two men’s ODI World Cups, four men’s T20 World Cups and two ICC Champions Trophies between 2024 and 2031
The 17 nations to have submitted initial proposals to host these events include Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Namibia, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, UAE, USA and Zimbabwe.
India to host ICC Champions Trophy in 2021 and the 50-over WC in 2023
India and Australia will host the white-ball ICC events from 2021-2023 where the 2021 Champions Trophy and the 2023 50-over World Cup will be hosted by the BCCI while the 2022 T20 World Cup will be hosted by Cricket Australia.
BCCI to host ICC T20 World Cup in UAE and Oman this year
The ICC T20 World Cup which has now been moved to UAE and Oman was earlier scheduled to be held in India. But the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country forced the tournament to move to UAE and Oman. This will be the first time Oman will host an ICC event. BCCI will still remain the hosts for this event which begins on 17th October, with the final to be played on 14th November 2021.
No decision yet on the hosting of U-19 and Women’s events
ICC has also confirmed that the hosting of the ICC World Test Championship final and the ICC Women’s and U-19 events in the new cycle will be determined in a separate process that will get underway later this year.
“These events provide hosts with a wonderful opportunity to work closely with local communities to grow the game whilst supporting economic and social development public policy goals,” said ICC’s Acting Chief Executive Geoff Allardice.