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ICC to expand 50 over World Cup to 14 teams; hold World T20 every two years in next cycle

The T20 World Cup will probably be held each two years through the subsequent eight-year Futures Excursions & Programme (FTP) cycle whereas the 50-over occasion will probably 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 Check Championship can have 4 editions within the subsequent cycle aside from two Champions Trophy.

“The ICC Board in the present day confirmed the schedule of ICC occasions from 2024-2031 with each the lads’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 lads’s Cricket World Cup will develop into a 14 crew, 54-match occasion in 2027 and 2031, while the lads’s T20 World Cup will probably be expanded to a 20 crew, 55-match occasion in 2024, 2026, 2028 and 2030.”

The 50-over format at present is a 10-team occasion whereas this version of T20 World Cup will probably be a 16-team affair.

“An eight crew Champions Trophy will probably be hosted in 2025 and 2029. World Check Championship Finals will probably 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 sport,” 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 closing.

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 by to a Tremendous Eights stage, adopted by the knockout levels of semi-finals and a closing.

The Champions Trophy will comply with earlier editions with two teams of 4, semi-finals and closing.

The ICC Board additionally accredited 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 lads’s occasions will probably be determined in September following a variety course of that may get underway this month.

The internet hosting course of for girls’s and U-19 occasions will begin in November and will probably be a chance to have interaction with a wider vary of Members together with first-time hosts.

“Having the ICC occasion schedule confirmed by to 2031 is a big step ahead for cricket and can kind the idea of our development technique for the following decade,” ICC Appearing Chief Government Geoff Allardice mentioned.

“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 supplies us an awesome alternative to stage occasions in established and rising cricket nations.”

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