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ICC to change the format of the 2027 World Cup.

ICC to change the format of the 2027 World Cup.

 

India, despite recently losing the World Cup final, is relentlessly pushing the ICC to change the format of the 2027 World Cup. The country, known for its assertive tactics in promoting its interests, is once again being stubborn in pressuring the ICC to change the format of the 14th ODI World Cup to be held in 2027.

ICC ODI World Cup:

The 14th edition of the ICC ODI WC is scheduled to take place in 2027, across three countries – South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Namibia. The world sports body has already confirmed the participation of 14 teams in this mega event two years ago.

British newspaper:

According to a British newspaper,
According to a British newspaper,

According to a British newspaper, India is pushing to change the format of the next ODI WC and is pressuring the ICC to comply. Reportedly, India wants to adopt the same format used in the recent WC by having only 10 teams in the 2027 WC. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has increased pressure on the ICC to change the format and plans to bring up this matter in the upcoming meetings. However, the ICC has already sold the broadcasting rights based on the existing tournament format and has yet to agree to India’s request.

ICC Board:

ICC Board

The ICC Board has named a new host nation for the 15th edition of the ICC Men’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2024 in January. The Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2024 will be held in South Africa in January, with Sri Lanka replacing Sri Lanka as the host, the ICC Board confirmed in a meeting today. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) was recently suspended by the ICC for breaching its obligations as a member i.e. failing to conduct its affairs independently and without government interference. After the board meeting, it was revealed that Sri Lanka could continue to compete at the international level in both bilateral cricket and ICC events, but the funding to the SLC would be controlled by the ICC and as a result, The U-19 event has been moved to the same country it was hosted in.

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