Cricket’s world governing body announced on Tuesday that legendary Indian batsman VVS Laxman has been named to the Men’s Cricket Committee of the International Cricket Council (ICC). As current player representatives, Laxman and former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori have been chosen.
VVS Laxman is the director of India’s National Cricket Academy and most recently served as the team’s coach during a recent two-match T20I series in Ireland.
ICC Appoint VVS Laxman And Daniel Vettori Into The ICC Men’s Cricket Committee
“Daniel Vettori and VVS Laxman have also been appointed to the ICC Men’s Cricket Committee as current player representatives, while Roger Harper has been appointed as the second past player representative, joining Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardena,” said the ICC in its statement on its Annual Conference in Birmingham.
India To Host 2025 Women’s World Cup
The 2025 Women’s World Cup will be held in India, according to the ICC, marking the nation’s return to hosting the event after more than ten years. Beginning with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2024, which will be held in Bangladesh, there will be four women’s events in four years, including the World Cup.
It will be Bangladesh’s second time hosting a T20 World Cup and first time hosting a significant ICC women’s competition. Ten teams will compete in 23 matches during the event, which will take place between September and October, according to the ICC.
A year later, the action will move to India for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2025. The tournament will be India’s fifth hosting an ICC Women’s tournament, with four tournaments so far being ICC Women’s World Cups. Eight teams will compete in the tournament, making up a total of 31 matches.