India will host the next edition of Champions Trophy and the 13th Cricket World Cup. It has been confirmed in BCCI’s Special General Meeting (SGM) on Monday.
India was previously the co-host in 1987, 1996 and 2011 World Cups. The country also hosted the 2006 Champions Trophy. The last time India hosted a world event in 2016, the World T20.
Pakistan co-hosted with India in 1987 edition and then Sri Lanka joined in 1996. In 2011, Bangladesh replaced Pakistan as co-hosts. The 2011 tournament was won by India, their second World Cup triumph.
India will be hosting a World Cup completely for the first time in 2023. Overall, it will be the fourth time it will host an ODI World Cup. The 2019 edition will be the fifth time England hosting a World Cup, the most by any country.
With a 13-team ODI league to be played from 2020 as a direct qualification for the World Cup, 10 teams will feature in the fight for the cup in 2023.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com