ICC ODI World Cup to develop to 14 groups in 2027 and 2031, 20-team T20 World Cup to be held each two years
Dubai: The T20 World Cup will likely be held each two years through the subsequent eight-year Futures Excursions & Programme (FTP) cycle whereas the 50-over occasion will likely be a 14-team affair from the 2027 version, the sport’s governing physique ICC mentioned on Tuesday.
Additionally as per PTI’s earlier report, the World Take a look at Championship may have 4 editions within the subsequent cycle aside from two Champions Trophy.
“The ICC Board right this moment 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 mentioned in a launch issued after the board assembly.
“The boys’s Cricket World Cup will grow to be a 14-team, 54-match occasion in 2027 and 2031, while the boys’s T20 World Cup will likely 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 will likely be a 16-team affair.
“An eight crew Champions Trophy will likely be hosted in 2025 and 2029. World Take a look at Championship Finals will likely be hosted in 2025, 2027, 2029 and 2031. The ICC Ladies’s occasion schedule has already been confirmed with the growth 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 sport,” it additional acknowledged.
The boys’s World Cup format may have two teams of seven, with the highest three in every group progressing to a Tremendous Six stage, adopted by semi-finals and last.
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 last.
The Champions Trophy will comply with earlier editions with two teams of 4, semi-finals and last.
The ICC Board additionally accepted the method for figuring out the hosts for all males’s, girls’s and U-19 occasions within the subsequent cycle.
The hosts for the boys’s occasions will likely be determined in September following a variety course of that can get underway this month.
The internet hosting course of for girls’s and U-19 occasions will begin in November and will likely be a chance to have interaction 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 type the idea of our development technique for the following decade,” ICC Appearing Chief Government Geoff Allardice mentioned.
“The revised strategy to choosing hosts for our occasions will give us far more flexibility to develop the sport and have interaction 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 ideal alternative to stage occasions in established and rising cricket nations.”
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