U-19 World Cup update:
U-19 World Cup update, Sri Lanka to host U19 World Cup in 2024: The ICC Board accepted Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Thailand, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Bangladesh, and Nepal as the host nations for the ICC U19 competitions from 2024 to 2027 on Sunday.
Sri Lanka will host the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2024. While Zimbabwe and Namibia will host the event in 2026.
The ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2025 will take place in Malaysia and Thailand. While Bangladesh and Nepal will co-host the U19 Women’s competition in 2027.
“The hosts were selected via a competitive bidding process overseen by a Board sub-committee chaired by Martin Snedden. The ICC Board accepted the recommendations of the committee who conducted a thorough review of each bid along with ICC management,” stated an official release.
U-19 World Cup update: Jay Shah appointed as the head of Finance and Commercial Affairs Committee of ICC
The ICC also announced that BCCI Secretary Jay Shah will succeed outgoing Cricket Ireland Chair Ross McCollum as Chair of the Finance and Commercial Affairs Committee.
The 10-team ICC Women’s T20 World Cup qualification process accepted. The top three teams from each group in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023. The host Bangladesh (if not in the top three of Group 1). And the next eight highest-ranked teams on the ICC T20I Rankings on February 27, 2023, will all automatically qualify for the event. The 10-team ICC Women’s T20 Global Qualifier will be used to choose the final two teams.
Ten teams received automatic qualification for the 14-team ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2027, which determined the qualification process. On a date to be determined, the ten teams will be made up of Full Member hosts South Africa and Zimbabwe. As well as the following eight-highest-ranked sides according to the ICC ODI Rankings. The ICC CWC Global Qualifier will determine the final four teams.
U-19 World Cup update
The Afghanistan Working Group provided an update to the Board, outlining a recent meeting in Doha with a representative of the Afghan government and the Afghanistan Cricket Board. The government representative reaffirmed their dedication to completely upholding and adhering to the ICC constitution. In particular the need for diversity and inclusivity and for the ACB to function without interference from the government.
Afghanistan Working Group Chair Imran Khwaja said. “The meeting was positive and respectful. And the government representative was clear in his support for the ICC constitution including in principle for women’s cricket in Afghanistan. There are obviously challenges for it to resume. But we will continue to work with the ACB to take this forward.
“The Working Group will closely monitor the commitment undertaken by the Afghanistan government. And will continue to report back to the ICC Board.”