The ICC Board announced host nations for U19 events between 2024 and 2027, and the U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup will take place in Sri Lanka in 2024.
The ICC Board approved the plans, and between 2024 and 2027, Zimbabwe and Namibia, Malaysia and Thailand, Bangladesh and Nepal would also serve as host countries for ICC U19 competitions.
Hosts Announced For ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2025 And 2027
Sri Lanka will host the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2024, while Zimbabwe and Namibia will host the event in 2026.
The ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup will take place in Malaysia and Thailand in 2025, and Bangladesh and Nepal will co-host the competition in 2027.
Pathways To Cricket World Cup Qualification
Additionally, the qualification process for the 14-team ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2027 was established, with 10 nations expected to qualify automatically.
These 10 teams will include the next eight-ranked teams on the ICC MRF Tyres ODI Rankings on a date to be determined, as well as South Africa and Zimbabwe as Full Member hosts. The ICC CWC Global Qualifier series will be used to determine the final four teams.
Additionally approved was the 10-team ICC Women’s T20 World Cup qualification process.
Eight teams, including the top three teams from each group at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, Bangladesh (if not in the top three of Group 1), and the following teams on the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Rankings on February 27, 2023, will automatically qualify for the event. The 10-team ICC Women’s T20 Global Qualifier will be used to choose the final two teams.
Each event’s hosts were chosen through a competitive bidding procedure that was supervised by a Board subcommittee led by Martin Snedden.
The committee and ICC administration thoroughly examined each bid, and the committee’s recommendations were adopted by the ICC Board.