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Pakistan to host ICC Champions Trophy 2025, US-WI to co-host T20 World Cup 2024 | Cricket Information

Pakistan to host ICC Champions Trophy 2025, US-WI to co-host T20 World Cup 2024 | Cricket Information

Dubai: Main cricket occasion will return to Pakistan after greater than 20 years with the nation set to host the 2025 Champions Trophy, an ICC flagship event.

The ICC board on Tuesday (November 16) awarded the internet hosting rights of the 2025 Champions Trophy to Pakistan, whereas selecting United States and West Indies as co-host of the 2024 T20 World Cup. This would be the first ever world occasion hosted in North America.

Based on the announcement, India will get to host three ICC occasions within the subsequent cycle, together with the 2026 T20 World Cup and 2031 50-over World Cup, the place the nation can be Co hosts together with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh respectively. India may also host the 2029 Champions Trophy singularly.

Pakistan, who had final co-hosted the 1996 World Cup together with India and Sri Lanka, haven’t been capable of host many worldwide video games within the nation because the 2009 terrorist assault on Sri Lankan staff bus in Lahore.

The Champions Trophy was final held in UK in 2017 and will probably be making its return within the ICC calender after a niche of eight years.

New Zealand and England have lately pulled out of a tour of the nation and will probably be fascinating to see if groups lastly get able to journey to Pakistan.

“In all chances, they could must host in UAE,” a supply mentioned as there will definitely be a sure diploma of reluctance to journey to that a part of the world.

The sport’s governing physique on Tuesday mentioned that as many as 14 ICC members will host ICC males’s occasions from 2023 to 2031.

“11 Full Members and three Affiliate Members have been chosen to host two ICC Males’s Cricket World Cups, 4 ICC Males’s T20 World Cups and two ICC Males’s Champions Trophy occasions,” the apex physique mentioned in a launch.

“The USA and Namibia will host an ICC World Cup occasion for the primary time. While Australia, Bangladesh, England, Eire, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe have beforehand staged main occasions and can accomplish that once more over the subsequent decade.”

ICC Chair Greg Barclay thanked each member that submitted a bid and congratulated the profitable bidders.

“To have 14 Members internet hosting 8 occasions is a mirrored image of the actually world nature of our sport,” he mentioned.

“It’s unbelievable to be returning to so many earlier hosts, however what is de facto thrilling about this course of is the nations who will stage ICC occasions for the primary time together with the USA which is a strategic development marketplace for us.

“This offers us the chance to deepen our reference to followers in conventional cricket nations and likewise attain new followers world wide.”

The hosts had been chosen through a aggressive bidding course of overseen by a Board sub-committee chaired by Martin Snedden together with Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Skerritt.

The ICC Board accepted the suggestions of the committee who performed an intensive evaluate of every bid together with ICC administration.

An identical course of to establish the hosts for ICC Girls’s and U19s occasions for the subsequent cycle can be undertaken early subsequent yr.

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Ricky Skerritt, Cricket West Indies President and ICC Board member mentioned: “The success of this joint bid by CWI and USA Cricket can be an enormous enhance for our cricket. It provides a significant strategic alternative to advertise and develop cricket, and associated industrial exercise, in North America and the Caribbean…”

The awarding of the occasions to most popular hosts is topic to the completion of the host agreements and the ICC will now work carefully with Members to finalise preparations.

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