ICC announces host countries of upcoming events from 2024 to 2031

The 14 host countries for the ICC men’s white ball events from 2024 through 2031 were announced today by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Two ICC Men’s Cricket World Cups, four ICC Men’s T20 World Cups, and two ICC Men’s Champions Trophy tournaments will be hosted by 11 Full Members and three Associate Members. For the first time, the United States and Namibia will host an ICC World Cup match. While Australia, Bangladesh, England, Ireland, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the West Indies, and Zimbabwe have all hosted big tournaments in the past decade, they will continue to do so in the coming decade.

A board sub-committee chaired by Martin Snedden, comprising Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Skerritt, picked the hosts through a competitive bidding process. The ICC Board of Directors adopted the recommendations of the committee, which worked with ICC management to perform a thorough examination of each offer. Early next year, a similar method will be used to pick the hosts for the ICC Women’s and U19s competitions for the next cycle.

“It’s wonderful to be returning to so many past hosts, but what’s really exciting about this process are the nations who will host ICC events for the first time, particularly the United States, which is a key growing market for us.” This allows us to strengthen our bonds with traditional cricket fans while also reaching out to new followers around the world.”

The ICC will now work closely with Members to finalise plans before awarding the tournaments to chosen hosts. A total of 28 proposals were submitted by 17 members to host the eight ICC Men’s white ball competitions.