Confident of hosting a global event every two years, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided that it will be bidding for three ICC tournaments during the 2024-31 FTP cycle.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) recently announced the list of global events during the 2024-31 cycle.
During the 7-year-period, as many as 4 T20 World Cups- 2024, 2026, 2028, 2030- 2 50-over World Cups and a couple of Champions Trophy events- 2025 and 2029- will be staged.
The Champions Trophy, which was last held in England in 2017, will make a return to the calendar during the next cycle.
And, if the sources are to be believed, the BCCI, during its Emergent Apex Council Meeting, has decided that it will be bidding for the 2025 CT, alongside the 2028 T20 WC and the 2031 50-over World Cup.
“Yes, we would be bidding for the 2025 Champions Trophy along with 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 Champions Trophy is a short tournament but is an immensely popular one. It was only fair that after the 2023 World Cup in India, we bid for the 2025 Champions Trophy. India should be in a position to host a global event every two to three years and hence we are bidding for three events,” the official said.
ICC Men's Global Events 2024-31 cycle
2024: T20 World Cup
2025: Champions Trophy
2025: WTC Final
2026: T20 World Cup
2027: World Cup
2027: WTC Final
2028: T20 World Cup
2029: Champions Trophy
2029: WTC Final
2030: T20 World Cup
2031: World Cup
2031: WTC Final
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) June 1, 2021
For the uninitiated, India has previously hosted Champions Trophy way back in 2006 and it is scheduled to host this year’s T20 World Cup (albeit at a neutral venue, UAE) and the upcoming 50-over World Cup in 2023.