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Gulf Today Report
International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the host nations for major limited overs tournaments taking place between 2023 and 2031.
In June 2024, the ICC men's T20 World Cup will go to the US, where it will be hosted alongside the West Indies, who hosted the tournament in 2010.
Pakistan will host the men's Champions Trophy eight months later, in February 2025.
It will be Pakistan's first major international cricket competition since hosting the men's cricket World Cup with India and Sri Lanka in 1996.
Namibia, together with Zimbabwe and South Africa, will host the Men's Cricket World Cup for the first time in October/November 2027.
The tournament was last held in 2003 in South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Ireland and Scotland were also named as co-hosts of the 2030 T20 World Cup alongside England.
T20 World Cups
2024: West Indies, USA
2026: India, Sri Lanka
2028: Australia, New Zealand
2030: England, Ireland, Scotland
ODI 50-over World Cups
2027: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia
2031: India, Bangladesh
50-over Champions Trophy
The ICC says it is continuing preparations for the Twenty20 World Cup to be held in Australia this year as planned.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) top brass is still hopeful of hosting the 2020 World T20 in Australia on the slated time, but reiterated that contingency arrangements will be considered on Wednesday.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) will on Thursday review contingency plans for this year’s men’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia and discuss ways to re-start the sport once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, the governing body said on Monday.
The ICC's 12 full members and the Netherlands will take part with each side playing four home and four away three-match series. The coronavirus pandemic has caused havoc with the cricket calendar with the 50-over and T20 World Cups pushed back.
The AJP Tour Fujairah International Pro Championship kicked off at Zayed Sports Complex on Saturday with stellar performances from emerging players in Teens, Youth, and Men's Masters categories.
Stand-in India captain Jasprit Bumrah did the bulk of the damage by hitting 29 runs off the bat in an over from Broad that also featured five wides and a no-ball struck for six.
"As a player I give my 100 per cent. Yes, I might play some different shots sometimes, but I try to play my percentage (strokes)."