The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday confirmed the 14 host nations of the ICC men’s white-ball events from 2024-2031. The Champions Trophy is back and Pakistan will host the tournament in 2025. 11 Full Members 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.
USA and Namibia will host the ICC World Cup event for the first time. While Australia, Bangladesh, England, Ireland, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe have held major events before and will do so again in the next decade.
The hosts were selected through a competitive bidding process under the supervision of a board sub-committee headed by Martin Snedden with Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Skerritt. The ICC Board accepted the recommendations of the Committee, which conducted a thorough review of each bid with the ICC Management. A similar process to identify hosts for the ICC Women’s and U19 events for the next cycle will be initiated early next year.
ICC President Greg Barkley said: “We are delighted to conclude this competitive bidding process for the first time for ICC events. Having 14 members hosting 8 events is a reflection of the truly global nature of our sport and I I would like to thank each and every member who has submitted a bid and our congratulations to the successful bidders.
“It’s great to be back in the past several hosts, but what’s really exciting about this process is that the countries that will be staging ICC events for the first time, including the USA which is a strategic growth market for us. Opportunity to deepen our relationship with fans in traditional cricketing countries and reach new fans around the world.”
Martin Snedden, Chairman of the ICC Hosting Sub-Committee, said: “We received several excellent bids to host the ICC Men’s Events in the next cycle. We align with the ICC’s strategic objective to ensure the widest spread of hosts We’re committed to global growth and ended with 14 countries that will support that long-term goal.”
Ricky Skerritt, Cricket West Indies President and ICC Board Member, said: “The success of this joint bid by CWI and USA Cricket will be a huge boost to our cricket. It will be an important step in promoting and developing cricket and related business activity.” offers strategic opportunities. , in North America and the Caribbean. I take this opportunity to thank the ICC, USA Cricket and all those at CWI who helped make this 2024 venue selection decision possible.”
The award of events to preferred hosts is subject to the completion of host agreements and the ICC will now work closely with members to finalize arrangements. The 17 members submitted a total of 28 proposals for hosting the eight ICC men’s white-ball events.
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