Three ICC cricket tournaments in India's volley over next decade
- ICC confirmed the 14 host countries for white-ball events in the next cycle
- The BCCI will solely host the 2029 ICC Champions Trophy
- Pakistan, for the first time since 1996, will hold major ICC event
India is set to co-host two major ICC tournaments in the next decade - the 2026 T20 World Cup and 2031 ODI World Cup . The International Cricket Council, on Tuesday, confirmed the 14 host countries for white-ball events in the next cycle (2024 to 2031).
The BCCI will solely host the 2029 ICC Champions Trophy while Pakistan, for the first time since 1996, will hold major ICC event. They have got the rights of 2025 Champions Trophy.
Eleven full and three associate members have been selected to host two ICC Men’s Cricket World Cups, four ICC Men’s T20 World Cups and two ICC Men’s Champions Trophy events.
The United States and Namibia will be seen hosting an ICC World Cup event for the first time. Australia, Bangladesh, England, Ireland, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe are the other nations who will hold ICC events in the next decade.
The host for these events are selected via bidding. A similar process will be used to identify the hosts for ICC Women’s and U19s events for the next cycle early next year. The process was overseen by a Board sub-committee chaired by Martin Snedden along with Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Skerritt.
“We received a range of excellent bids to host the ICC Men’s events in the next cycle. We were committed to ensuring a broad spread of hosts to align with the ICC strategic objective of global growth and have ended up with 14 countries who will support that long term aim," Martin Snedden, Chair of the ICC Hosting Sub-Committee said.
“We are delighted to have concluded this competitive bidding process for the first time for ICC events. To have 14 Members hosting 8 events is a reflection of the truly global nature of our sport and I’d like to thank every Member that submitted a bid and offer our congratulations to the successful bidders," ICC Chair Greg Barclay said.