India to host 2023 World Cup, Champions Trophy in 2021
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Monday, in its Special General Meeting, confirmed that India will be hosting the ICC Cricket World Cup on 2023 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2021.
India will host the 2023 World Cup. Apart from jointly, India will host an ODI World cup tournament for the first time on it own. The BCCI confirmed this in a special general meeting conducted on Monday. India has co-hosted jointly for the world cup of 1987, 1996 and 2011.
The Indian team will host 81 matches in all formats from 2019 to 2023. These are 31 more matches than the last Future tour plan (FTP). But the number of days played by players has been decreased. The BCCI has decided to reduce the number of Test matches played with low ranked teams.
Other than the Champions Trophy and ODI World Cup, India will also be hosting Afghanistan for their first ever Test in 2019-2020 after they became full members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in June 2017 along with Ireland.
BCCI has decided to host the debut test team Afghanistan. Afghanistan has grown strong in international cricket over the last few years, In June, along with Ireland, they won Test status. Afghanistan planned to make his Test debut with Australia in 2019. “But we have decided to host Afghanistan for the historic relationship between the two countries, “Amitabh Chaudhary said.
“Afghans were scheduled to play their first Test in 2019 versus Australia but considering the historical relationship between India and Afghanistan, we decided to host their first Test,” said BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary after the SGM
Among other issues, the BCCI decided to continue its legal fight against the defunct Kochi Tuskers, who recently won a compensation claim to the tune of Rs 850 crore.