BCCI to bid for three ICC tournaments in next cycle of events

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New Delhi: The BCCI has decided to bid for three global events including two World Cups during the next eight-year tournament cycle starting from 2024, according to reports. The decision was taken at the Emergent Apex Council assembly held virtually.

“Yes, we would be bidding for the 2025 Champions Trophy along with the 2028 T20 World Cup and 2031 50 over World Cup. The Apex Council has agreed on this, in principle,” a BCCI source told PTI. The BCCI are the hosts of this year’s T20 World Cup which is likely to be held in the UAE.

“The Champions Trophy is a short tournament but is an immensely popular one. It was only fair that after the 2023 World Cup in India, we bid for the 2025 Champions Trophy. India should be in a position to host a global event every two to three years and hence we are bidding for three events,” the official added.

The ICC has determined that from the following cycle, the 50-over World Cup might be a 14-team occasion whereas the T20 World Cups will possibly see the number of teams increasing from 16 to 20. During the meeting, it was also decided that a ten-member panel will be put in place for Ranji Trophy compensation of the domestic players due to cancellation of the tournament, last season.

“It has been determined that a 10-member panel might be shaped. One consultant from every of the six zones might be there (North, West South, East, Central and North East) together with 4 workplace bearers which incorporates president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah,” the official added.

“We now have to discover a workable resolution the place we are able to distinguish between gamers who need to be paid and those who cannot be paid. There must be a consensus as anybody can declare that he would have performed first-class cricket this year. Additionally giving lump-sum quantities to state items hasn’t discovered a lot of favour inside the Board,” the official concluded.

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