ICC confirms Bangladesh’s interest to host global events

Sports Correspondent

6 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

ICC confirms Bangladesh’s interest to host global events

Bangladesh are among 17 countries expressing their interest to host ICC’s major men’s tournaments in the 2024-2031 FTP cycle, International Cricket Council revealed on Monday.

The other countries are - Australia, England, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Namibia, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, UAE, USA and Zimbabwe.

A total of eight men’s ODI and T20 events, comprising two 50-over World Cups, four World T20s and two ICC Champions Trophies are scheduled to take place from 2024-2031.

“ICC members were invited to submit a preliminary technical proposal as a potential host. This included individual country submissions as well as joint proposals,” ICC said in a statement.

“The hosting of the ICC World Test Championship Final, the ICC women's and under-19 events in the new cycle will be determined in a separate process that will get underway later this year,” it added.

Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan Papon earlier informed that they would bid for hosting ICC Champions Trophy individually while they would submit a joint proposal to host 50 and 20 overs World Cups for the next cycle after a board meeting on June 15.