Reports: BCCI To Bid For Three ICC Events In The Next FTP Cycle [2024-31]

Reports: BCCI To Bid For Three ICC Events In The Next FTP Cycle [2024-31]

ICC T20I World Cup 2021 trophy
ICC T20I World Cup 2021 trophy (Image Credit: Twitter)

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.

BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah
BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah (Image Credit: Twitter)

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.

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.

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