Bangladesh is one of the 17 Member States that have expressed their interest in hosting the ICC Men’s White Ball Games to be held in the 2024-2031 cycle.
Eight men’s ODI and T20 tournaments, including two ICC Men’s Cricket World Cups, four ICC Men’s T20 World Cups and two ICC Championships, will be held from 2024-2031 and ICC members have been invited to attend. This included individual country submissions as well as joint proposals.
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Apart from Bangladesh, the countries that have expressed interest are Australia, England, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Namibia, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, UAE, USA and Zimbabwe.
“We are excited about our members’ response to the ICC Men’s White Ball Games after 2023. This process gives us the opportunity to expand our range of hosts and increase our interest in cricket worldwide by reaching out to more fans while creating a a long-standing legacy for the sport, “said ICC Chief Executive Officer Geoff Allardice in an ICC statement.
The ICC also said that the hosts of the World Championship Finals, the ICC Women’s Under-19 Games in the new round will be determined in a separate process that will begin later this year.
At that time, the global cricket player will also proceed to the second phase of the ICC Men’s host selection process during this cycle, when interested members provide “a more detailed proposal”.
Bangladesh Cricket Council (BCB) Chairman Nazmul Hassan said earlier that Bangladesh did not have the necessary infrastructure to host a World Cup on its own, but the board would be willing to host the World Cup together with a another Asian country, expressing their interest in being the sole host of one of the Champions Trophies in the upcoming round.