India joint host for 2026 T20 WC and 2031 ODI WC, Pakistan get 2025 Champions Trophy as ICC announces hosts for next cricket cycle

In a big boost to countries Namibia and Zimbabwe, the sides will be getting an opportunity to host the 2027 ODI World Cup with South Africa.

Aditya Kumar Editor

Updated - 16 November 2021 6:41 pm

The ICC has announced the hosts for the upcoming cricket cycle starting from 2024 that will go till 2031. Confirming the previous reports, the ICC's post shared on social media on Tuesday stated that the 2024 T20 World Cup, which will be a 20-team affair, will be jointly hosted by USA and West Indies. This was on the cards since ICC is eyeing an entry in Olympics 2028 and this move is likely to help them in making the dream come true.

Notably, Pakistan will be hosting the 2025 Champions Trophy, which is a massive boost for the side, especially considering the recent blows it suffered after New Zealand and England cancelled their tours to the nation. This will the first time since 1996 that Pakistan will be hosting a major ICC tournament. Meanwhile, India will be hosting three ICC tournaments. They will individually host the 2029 Champions Trophy, while the 2026 T20 World Cup and 2031 ODI World Cup will be jointly hosted by them in association with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, respectively.

In a big boost to countries Namibia and Zimbabwe, the sides will be getting an opportunity to host the 2027 ODI World Cup with South Africa accompanying them as the third country for the event. While Zimbabwe and South Africa hosted the event in 2003, this will be a first-time for Namibia. Meanwhile, Australia and New Zealand jointly host the 2028 T20 World Cup, while the 2030 edition of the event will be held in England, Ireland and Scotland.

Here is the complete list:

Host/s Date Tournament
West Indies & USA June 2024 ICC Men's T20 World Cup
Pakistan February 2025 ICC Men's Champions Trophy
India & Sri Lanka February 2026 ICC Men's T20 World Cup
South Africa, Zimbabwe & Namibia October/November 2027 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup
Australia & New Zealand October 2028 ICC Men's T20 World Cup
India October 2029 ICC Men's Champions Trophy
England, Ireland & Scotland June 2030 ICC Men's T20 World Cup
India & Bangladesh October/November 2031 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup

Talking about the ongoing cricket cycle, it still has one T20 World Cup scheduled to take place in Australia next year and one ODI World Cup that will be hosted by India in 2023.