The International Cricket Council (ICC) is planning for expansion of its event programme in the 2024-2031 cycle & thus International Cricket Council has invited all the members who are interested in hosting the ICC Men’s white-ball events to be commenced during their next cycle of 2024-2031. Eight events are scheduled to be held during this cycle, including two ICC World Cups and ICC Champions Trophy each and four ICC T20 World Cups.
All the ICC Members are invited to submit a preliminary technical proposal as a potential host. This includes individual country submissions as well as joint proposals. Initial submissions have been received from Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Namibia, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, UAE, USA & Zimbabwe.
ICC Acting Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said, “We are delighted with the response from our members to hosting ICC Men’s white-ball events post 2023. This process gives us an opportunity to extend our range of hosts & grow interest in cricket worldwide reaching more fans whilst creating a long term legacy for the sport”.
“Cricket has more than a billion fans around the world and ICC events have a proven track record of bringing significant economic and social benefits for host counties. 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”, he added.
“We will now move forward to the second phase of the process where members will provide a more detailed proposal before the ICC Board takes decisions on our future hosts later this year”, Allardice concluded.
The hosting of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final, the ICC Women’s & under -19 events in the 2024-2031 cycle will be determined in a completely different process which will start later this year.