Even as the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) waits to gape if the year-ending T20 World Cup might presumably also be staged as per schedule, there change into once some progress in efforts to search out bidders to host ICC events for the proposed 2023-31 rights cycle.
In step with the ‘expression of curiosity’ verbal substitute despatched out to all members’ boards, including the affiliate international locations, the ICC has got 93 presents for 28 events to be staged within the eight years, from 15 member boards. Sources within the know confirmed that India, England and Australia procure responded as smartly. “Three member boards did now no longer procure into specifics of any tournament. A entire of 18 boards responded,” the source mentioned.
The proposed rights are contentious as the ICC plans to schedule one world tournament yearly from 2023 to 2031. On the center of the dispute is the introduction of two extra world events–a 10-nation T20 Champions Cup in 2024 and 2028. This scheduling would eat into any bilateral cricket that bigger boards just like the Board of Attend watch over for Cricket in India (BCCI) might just want to belief, for which it for the time being holds media rights amounting to R 60 crore per match.
Neither the BCCI nor the ICC desired to talk on the difficulty. It’s understood the BCCI’s response is purely to end in competition when discussions on the rights approach up in future conferences. When expression of curiosity change into once first sought by the ICC final year, the BCCI change into once reserved in its response. “Increasing ICC events might presumably procure extensive-ranging repercussions on bilateral cricket and therefore all aspects must be mentioned and analysed threadbare,” wrote the BCCI.
Besides the eight well-known men’s events, ICC is additionally hunting for bidders for the same possibility of girls folks’s events, the World Take a look at Championship finals every alternate year as smartly as U-19 World Cups to be staged every two years. Eager by the hot standoff between the tip boards and the ICC over income sharing, Future Tours Programme (FTP) and losses attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic that are yet to be ascertained, the ICC elections this July grow to be important.