ICC declares future tournament hosts, India to host 3 events

India will host three ICC events in the 2024-31 cycle while Pakistan gets to host the 2025 Champions Trophy.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board on Tuesday announced the 14 host nations of the global men’s white-ball events from 2024-2031. As per the new schedule, there will be a total of eight ICC tournaments between 2024 and 2031.

For the first time in the history of ICC, the USA alongside West Indies will host the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. After eight months, Pakistan will host the Men’s Champions Trophy in 2025. This will again be the first of its kind where a major global cricket tournament will be played in Pakistan.

“It’s a matter of great pride and delight that Pakistan will be hosting the ICC Champions Trophy 2025. This great news will surely excite millions of Pakistani fans, expats and world fans to see great teams and players in action and will allow the world to sample our hospitality,” said PCB chairman, Rameez Raja in a tweet.

The BCCI will host the 2026 T20 World Cup alongside Sri Lanka, the 2029 Champions Trophy as well as the 2031 ODI World Cup along with Bangladesh. After a gap of eight years, the UK will be making a comeback by hosting the 2030 T20 World Cup.

“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. The ICC Board accepted the recommendations of the committee who conducted a thorough review of each bid along with ICC management,” the ICC said in a statement.

ICC Chair Greg Barclay said, “It is fantastic to be returning to so many previous posts, but what is exciting about this process is the countries who will stage ICC events for the first time including the USA which is a strategic growth market for us. This allows us to deepen our connection with fans in traditional cricket nations and also reach new fans around the world.”

 

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