ICC accept extra global tournament after 2023
International cricket council (ICC) have decided to add to include the extra global tournament in the next rights cycle despite BCCI’s objections.
In ICC’s board meeting on Monday in Dubai, the cricket board gave consent to include an extra global tournament in the next events rights cycle, which starts after the 2023 World Cup.
The next events right cycle will run from 2023 to 2031. As things stand, the new system will include one ICC global (both men’s and women’s) event every year: two 50-over World Cups, four T20 World Cups and two editions of this extra event, which is understood to be in the 50-overs format.
According to come sources, it’s likely to be a six-team 50-over tournament, along the lines of a smaller Champions Trophy.
ICC’s press release states:
“The Board decided that the eight-year cycle commencing in 2023 will comprise eight Men’s events, eight Women’s events, four Men’s U-19 events and four Women’s U-19 events.”
“In examining a whole range of options, the Board felt a major Men’s and Women’s event each year will bring consistency to our calendar whilst complementing bilateral cricket, giving our sport a strong future foundation,” Shashank Manohar, the ICC chairman, said. “It will provide clear structure and context to enable the growth of the sport and greater engagement opportunities for all of our stakeholders.”
However, BCCI have made an objection and they didn’t accept the new events rights cycle.
“At the outset, we would like to inform you that BCCI cannot agree or confirm to the post-2023 ICC events calendar and the proposed additional ICC events, at this stage. The BCCI stands committed to bilateral cricket and would have continuing time requirement as in the current FTP. It is important for BCCI to fulfil all its bilateral commitments to fellow full members.”