ICC declares main modifications to World Cup schedule


The boys’s 50-over and 20-over World Cups shall be expanded to 14 groups and 20 groups respectively whereas the Champions Trophy can even return beneath modifications introduced by the Worldwide Cricket Council on Tuesday.

The ICC has confirmed the schedule and format of males’s world occasions between 2024 and 2031, which incorporates biennial editions of the T20 World Cup and World Check Championship Remaining in addition to a serious 50-over event each two years.

It would see a World Check Championship Remaining in addition to a serious 50-over occasion performed each odd 12 months – in 2025, 2027, 2029 and 2031 – whereas even years will characteristic a T20 World Cup.

The ICC introduced modifications to main girls’s occasions earlier this 12 months, which can see a serious girls’s event held yearly from 2022 to 2031.

The ICC additionally gave its strongest indication but that this 12 months’s T20 World Cup shall be moved from India to the United Arab Emirates, and likewise flagged the prospect of one other nation co-hosting the event with the UAE.

In an announcement, the ICC stated its board had “requested administration focus its planning efforts for the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2021 on the occasion being staged within the UAE with the opportunity of together with one other venue within the Center East”, and added a remaining choice on the host nation or nations shall be made later this month.

Probably the most notable change for the worldwide recreation introduced on Tuesday is the enlargement of the 50-over World Cup from 10 nations to 14 after the discount to 10 groups for the 2019 and 2023 occasions was closely criticised for limiting alternatives for growing nations.

The T20 World Cup, which can stay a 16-team occasion for the 2021 and 2022 editions, has additionally been expanded to twenty nations going ahead, giving growing international locations a better alternative to show themselves on the largest stage.

The 50-over World Cups can even welcome again the Tremendous Six stage of the event that was final utilized in 2003, whereas the T20 occasion will characteristic a brand new Tremendous Eights stage.

Within the 54-match, 50-over occasions, the 14 groups shall be cut up into two teams of seven with the highest three in every group to progress to the Tremendous Six stage earlier than the semi-finals and remaining.

The T20 World Cups will characteristic a complete of 55 video games, beginning with 4 teams of 5. The highest two from every group will progress to the Tremendous Eights earlier than the semi-final and remaining.

Beneath the previous Tremendous Six format, groups would play all those that weren’t of their preliminary group and wins within the group stage in opposition to groups who qualify for the Tremendous Six stage carried over.

The 50-over Champions Trophy, which was scrapped after Pakistan gained the 2017 occasion, additionally returns as a shorter, eight-team occasion each 4 years, with two teams of 4 to be adopted by semi-finals and finals.

The host nations for the upcoming males’s occasions shall be determined in September.

Tuesday’s announcement doesn’t impression the upcoming T20 World Cups in 2021 and 2022 and 50-over occasion in 2023.

ICC main occasions: 2024-2031

2024: Males’s T20 World Cup, Ladies’s T20 World Cup, Males’s Beneath-19 World Cup

2025: World Check Championship Remaining, Males’s Champions Trophy, Ladies’s ODI World Cup, Ladies’s Beneath-19 T20 World Cup

2026: Males’s T20 World Cup, Ladies’s T20 World Cup, Males’s Beneath-19 World Cup

2027: World Check Championship Remaining, Males’s ODI World Cup, Ladies’s T20 Champions Trophy, Ladies’s Beneath-19 T20 World Cup

2028: Males’s T20 World Cup, Ladies’s T20 World Cup, Males’s Beneath-19 World Cup

2029: World Check Championship Remaining, Males’s Champions Trophy, Ladies’s ODI World Cup, Ladies’s Beneath-19 T20 World Cup

2030: Males’s T20 World Cup, Ladies’s T20 World Cup, Males’s Beneath-19 World Cup

2031: World Check Championship Remaining, Males’s ODI World Cup, Ladies’s T20 Champions Trophy, Ladies’s Beneath-19 T20 World Cup



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