After the expansion of the ICC the program for the next cycle, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has begun the process of determining the next host for the 2023 World Cup for men. The ICC members have already invited proposals from interested countries to set up the global competitions. . India and Australia are among the applicants.
In the 2024-2031 cycle, eight men’s ODI and T20I events will be hosted, consisting of two men’s World Cup cricket, four ICC men’s T20 World Cups and two Champions Trophy competitions. Those like Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Namibia, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, United Arab Emirates, USA and Zimbabwe expressed their interest .
The acting CEO of ICC, Geoff Allardice, expressed his joy at the response the countries have received to host the global white ball events after 2023. Allardice believes that the process of choosing the host can expand their variety, making the sport more pervasive, creating a long-term legacy for cricket.
“We are delighted with the response of our members to the hosting of ICC men for white ball events after 2023. This process gives us the opportunity to expand our range of hosts and increase interest in cricket worldwide and reach more supporters, while create a long-term legacy for the sport, ” Allardice said as quoted by Times Now.
ICC events have a proven track record of bringing significant economic and social benefits to host countries: Geoff Allardice
Geoff Allardice emphasized that cricket has millions of fans and that the global opportunities can bring economic and social benefits to the host countries. He is looking forward to the second phase of the process where the countries will work out more on the proposal and decide on who should award the respective tournaments.
‘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 to host countries. These events provide hosts with a wonderful opportunity to work closely with local communities to grow the game while supporting the goals of public policy for economic and social development. We will now move on to the second phase of the process where members will make a more detailed proposal before the ICC Board decides on our future hosts later this year. ‘ he added.