India might host the 2031 ODI World Cup

The BCCI has decided to bid for the 2031 ODI World Cup along with the 2025 Champions Trophy and 2028 T20 World Cup in the next FTP cycle starting from 2024

Arijit Barua
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The BCCI has decided to bid for three major global ICC events including the 2025 Champions Trophy, 2028 T20 World Cup, and 2031 ODI World Cup during the next eight-year tournament cycle that starts from 2024.

The decision was taken at BCCI's Emergent Apex Council meeting, which was held virtually on June 20, 2021. The cricket board is confident that it can easily host big-ticket tournaments every two years. A senior office-bearer confirmed the news and said that the BCCI Apex Council has agreed to this principle. 

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Key Highlights :

  • The ICC had announced previously that the Champions Trophy will be revived during the next FTP cycle. Accordingly, India has decided to bid for it.
  • The Champions Trophy has not been held since 2017 when it was hosted by England. It is a short tournament.
  • India will host the rescheduled 2023 Cricket World Cup. However, that will now be held between October-November 2023 and will bid for 2031 ODI World Cup.
  • Hence, the BCCI thought that it is only fair that after the 2023 World Cup. Moreover, they will also bid for the 2025 Champions Trophy.
  • As per BCCI, India should be in a position to host a global event every two to three years. 
  • The ICC has decided that the ODI World Cup from the next cycle will be a 14-team event, while the T20 World Cup will have 20 teams.

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However, India will host the 2023 ODI World Cup in this FTP cycle after the ongoing T20 World Cup that has shifted from India to UAE.

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