The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday has decided to seek the permission of the global body to host three big ICC events in the next cycle of the Future Tours Programme (FTP), starting 2024.
The International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) next Future Tours Programme will begin from 2024 to 2031.
The Indian board feels that the cricket rich nation will be in a position to host the ICC events every two years and will bid for the 2024 Champions Trophy along with the 2028 T20 World Cup and 2031 ODI World Cup.
The decision came after the office bearers of the BCCI met virtually in a Apex Council Meeting held on Sunday.
“Yes, we would be bidding for the 2025 Champions Trophy along with the 2028 T20 World Cup and the 2031 50-over World Cup. The Apex Council has agreed on this, in principle,” a senior office-bearer told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
The ICC has decided to revive the Champions Trophy, which is a short cricket event. The last champions trophy was held in England in 2017.
“India will bid for the 2025 Champions Trophy after hosting the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup and the country should be in a strong position to host an ICC event every two years,” said the official.
The official further said that it will be in the high interest of the ICC and the BCCI that we get to host the high profile cricket event every two years.
Following the Champions Trophy, the board will bid for the 2028 T20 World Cup and the 2031 ICC ODI World Cup.
The global body has also decided to increase the number of teams in the ICC events.
The T20 World Cup, which used to be a 16 teams affair, will now be a 20 teams affair while the ODI World Cup has been expanded to a 14 teams event.