India Remain Hosts of 2021 T20 World Cup, ODI Women’s World Cup Postponed


India Remain Hosts of 2021 T20 World Cup, ODI Women's World Cup Postponed

India will host the 2021 T20 World Cup while Australia, who were to host the event this year in October-November, will host the 2022 edition of the ICC tournament. India will also host the 50-over World Cup in 2023. In 2011, India co-hosted the event along with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

The decisions were taken by the International Business Corporation, the business development wing of the ICC, which met virtually on Friday.

In July, the ICC were forced into postponing the T20 World Cup due to the coronavirus pandemic. The apex board had confirmed that the event will be played in 2022 as well but did not name the hosts.

As per a report in PTI, BCCI and Cricket Australia were to discuss the T20 World Cups and the board mutually agreed to let India host the next event. Both the boards share a great rapport and Australia will be the first nation where Team India will play its first international series since March.

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It will be after a long gap of five years that West Indies will defend their title, which they had won at Eden Gardens by defeating England in the final in 2016. Earlier, ICC used to host the event after every two years but the board decided to stage two back-to-back tournament in 2020 and 2021.

There will be no ICC event in the men’s and women’s division in the next one year. The women’s T20 World Cup played in Australia earlier this year remains to be only ICC event played this year.

There is no clear word on the final of the Test Championship as well. As per the original schedule, the final of the tournament was to be played in June 2021.

Along with this, Women’s ODI World Cup has also been postponed to 2022. The Women’s ODI World Cup was scheduled to be held in New Zealand between February 6 and March 7 2021. In the previous edition, England and India had played the final at Lord’s and the hosts had come out victorious.


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