In a delightful news for the Indian fans that is one to relish and rejoice, India is all set to host both ICC Champions Trophy 2021 as well as ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
This will be the very first time that India will be hosting the prestigious World Cup tournament entirely, with it having hosted with a fellow country in all the previous three times that it did so (1987, 1996 and 2011)
The Cricket World Cup is gearing up for the 13th edition as the Board of Control for Cricket in India confirmed the news at the Special General Meeting which was held on December 11 (Monday).
The allocation in the build-up to the development was already done four years ago (June 2013) with India receiving the rights of the ICC World T20 2016 tourney, the Champions Trophy as well as the World Cup that will come 4 years after the event in England and Wales in 2019.
The World Cup tournament is going to go all guns blazing with 10 teams in action, with two sides qualifying from the 2022 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers. Other than the World Cup venue announcement, another announcement was also made with regards to India in the SGM.
India’s schedule from 2019 to 2023 means that they will play 81 games at home. The new Future Tours Programme is going to include matches from South Africa, England and Australia.