Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will contact the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the rights to host six ICC tournaments from 2024 to 2031. The PCB has decided to express the ichness of hosting ICC tournaments after the governing board meeting on Thursday. The PCB wants to host the Champions Trophy in 2025 and 2029, and the T20 World Cup in 2026 and 2028 and the one-day World Cup in 2027 and 2031 in collaboration with other Asian countries.
“The ICC’s Evaluation Committee will now review and evaluate the expression of interest of the PCB and other members and return with its decision before the start of the second stage hosting process in September,” the PCB said in a statement on Thursday. The PCB is expected to secure at least one event hosting rights, which will serve as a trigger for Pakistan, which last hosted the ICC tournament in 1996.
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The ICC last month laid out detailed plans for the next round of international tournaments, where eight global tournaments will be held. In the one-day World Cup, 14 teams will fight for the title and there will be 20 teams in the T20 World Cup. Teams will be divided into four groups for the 20-over tournament, with the first two teams of each group advancing to the next Super Eight, followed by the semifinals and finals. There will be four T20 World Cups in 2024, 2026, 2028 and 2030.
The Champions Trophy, which returns after eight years in 2025, will be played in the same format, with eight teams divided into two groups, followed by the semifinal and final. The ICC has also confirmed that the men’s competition will be held this year. Will be finalized in September. According to her, she can host tournaments for women and under-19s for the first time.
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