The ICC announced Sunday that Sri Lanka will host the Under-19 World Cup in 2024.
Zimbabwe and Namibia will co-host the next event in 2026.The ICC also announced the dates and locations for the next two Women’s Under-19 World Cups. While Malaysia and Thailand will host the event in 2025, Bangladesh and Nepal have been picked as co-hosts for the 2027 edition.
“A Board sub-committee chaired by Martin Snedden picked the hosts through a competitive bidding process. The ICC Board adopted the committee’s recommendations after conducting a thorough evaluation of each offer with ICC management. “In a statement, the ICC noted.
Pathway to Qualification
The ICC also accepted the qualification procedure for the Women’s T20 World Cup in 2024 and the Men’s ODI World Cup in 2027. The top three teams from each group in the 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup will receive automatic entrance into the 2024 edition, along with hosts Bangladesh (if they do not finish top three). On February 27, next year, the next highest-ranked T20I squad will join these seven. A Women’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifier will determine the final two spots.
Ten teams will be given automatic participation in the 50-over World Cup in 2027. Hosts who are Full Members The tournament will include South Africa and Zimbabwe, as well as the next eight highest-ranked nations in the ODI standings. An ICC CWC Global Qualifier will determine the final four berths for the 14-team event.
The Working Group appointed to assess the state of cricket in Afghanistan also updated the ICC. The Working Group was founded last year in response to concerns over the future of the sport in Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover, particularly women’s cricket. Working Group Chairman Imran Khwaja stated that a meeting between the Afghanistan Cricket Board and a government official was fruitful.
“The discussion was positive and respectful,” Khwaja added, “and the government official was unequivocal in his support for the ICC constitution, including in principle for women’s cricket in Afghanistan.” . “There will undoubtedly be hurdles in resuming it, but we will continue to work with the ACB to get this ahead. The Working Group will closely monitor the Afghan government’s commitment and will continue to report to the ICC Board.”
It was also announced that BCCI Secretary Jay Shah would take over as Chairman of the Finance and Commercial Affairs Committee, replacing Cricket Ireland’s Ross McCullum.