ICC ODI World Cup to increase to 14 groups in 2027 and 2031, 20-team T20 World Cup to be held each two years
Dubai: The T20 World Cup shall be held each two years throughout the subsequent eight-year Futures Excursions & Programme (FTP) cycle whereas the 50-over occasion shall be a 14-team affair from the 2027 version, the sport’s governing physique ICC stated on Tuesday.
Additionally as per PTI’s earlier report, the World Check Championship can have 4 editions within the subsequent cycle other than two Champions Trophy.
“The ICC Board as we speak confirmed the schedule of ICC occasions from 2024-2031 with each the boys’s Cricket World Cup and males’s T20 World Cup to be expanded and a males’s Champions Trophy to be re-introduced,” the worldwide physique stated in a launch issued after the board assembly.
“The lads’s Cricket World Cup will turn out to be a 14-team, 54-match occasion in 2027 and 2031, while the boys’s T20 World Cup shall be expanded to a 20-team, 55-match occasion in 2024, 2026, 2028 and 2030.”
The 50-over format at the moment is a 10-team occasion whereas this version of T20 World Cup shall be a 16-team affair.
“An eight crew Champions Trophy shall be hosted in 2025 and 2029. World Check Championship Finals shall be hosted in 2025, 2027, 2029 and 2031. The ICC Ladies’s occasion schedule has already been confirmed with the enlargement of each the Cricket World Cup and T20 World Cup forming a part of the ICC’s long-term dedication to rising the ladies’s recreation,” it additional said.
The lads’s World Cup format can have two teams of seven, with the highest three in every group progressing to a Tremendous Six stage, adopted by semi-finals and remaining.
This is identical format that was used within the 2003 version. The format of the T20 World Cup will consist of 4 teams of 5, with the highest two from every group going via to a Tremendous Eights stage, adopted by the knockout levels of semi-finals and a remaining.
The Champions Trophy will comply with earlier editions with two teams of 4, semi-finals and remaining.
The ICC Board additionally authorized the method for figuring out the hosts for all males’s, ladies’s and U-19 occasions within the subsequent cycle.
The hosts for the boys’s occasions shall be determined in September following a range course of that can get underway this month.
The internet hosting course of for ladies’s and U-19 occasions will start in November and shall be a chance to interact with a wider vary of Members together with first-time hosts.
“Having the ICC occasion schedule confirmed via to 2031 is a major step ahead for cricket and can kind the idea of our progress technique for the subsequent decade,” ICC Performing Chief Govt Geoff Allardice stated.
“The revised method to deciding on hosts for our occasions will give us rather more flexibility to develop the sport and interact new followers. There’s a smaller pool of nations with the infrastructure wanted to host our senior males’s occasions which narrows the choice course of.
“Moreover, lots of our Members expressed curiosity in internet hosting Ladies’s and U19 occasions which provides us an amazing alternative to stage occasions in established and rising cricket nations.”
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