The ICC announced that the nextTwenty20 World Cup will be held in Sri Lanka in 2012while the2014 edition of the event will be hosted by Bangladesh.
The ICC awarded the2015 ODI World Cup jointly to Australia and New Zealand.The 2013 Women’s World Cup and the Champions Trophy the same year will be hosted by India and England respectively.
Among other important decisions, the game’s governing body said the number of participating teams in ODI World Cup could be reduced while it could be increased for the World Twenty20.
A wide ranging discussion was held on ICC events programme post-2015; the frequency and format of ICC global events and qualification for those events and the introduction of Test and ODI leagues as a means of providing context to Test and ODI cricket and the principles of operating those leagues.
“Although we have made good progress, this exercise requires more work. We know there are exciting opportunities to protect and promote all three formats but we must exercise patience as we consider all aspects in introducing context and content in international cricket.”
“There is clearly an appetite from all quarters to examine the make-up of the ICC Cricket World Cup and the ICC World Twenty20 and seek the best balance between excellence and development. In terms of the number of participating teams, it is possible that the World Cup could be reduced and the World Twenty20 expanded.” Lorgat added.
The ICC board also approved the revised rules with minor amendments to be agreed relating to the detailed “whereabouts” provision of the ICC anti-doping Code.
The major global events for the period 2011-15 are:
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011– Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka
ICC World Twenty20 2012– Sri Lanka
ICC Champions Trophy 2013– England and Wales
ICC Women’s World Cup 2013– India
ICC World Twenty20 2014– Bangladesh
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015– Australia and New Zealand