There is no hiding to the fact that the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 was a successful event on several aspects. While rain played spoilsport in few matches initially, things improved drastically towards the business end of the tournament.
As far as the final match between England and New Zealand at Lord’s is concerned, not many would disagree with the fact that the match will be remembered as one of the most intriguing ODIs played ever.
The craze of the quadrennial event has forced people to look forward to other ICC events now. In its early stage, the inaugural ICC World Test Championship has also given signs of being an intensely-fought tournament. Given all that has happened in the tournament in the last 24 hours or so, one can only wait for more such matches.
As far as the limited-overs ICC events are considered, the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup will be played in Australia next year. Starting on October 18, the final of the tournament will be played on November 15 at MCG in Melbourne.
The two #T20WorldCup trophies that teams will be vying for down under are in @bhogleharsha sights. We look forward to welcoming thousands of Indian fans to Australia in 2020! pic.twitter.com/aaaYqfF2rt
— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) August 19, 2019
In the past, ICC had announced regarding conducting only one T20 World Cup in a four-year period. With the last one been played in India in 2016, the next one seems to fit perfectly in the guidelines.
Having said that, the same might not be the case in 2021 as ICC has scheduled another T20 World Cup to be played in India. It will not be the first time two T20 World Cups are being played in consecutive years. Back in 2009 and 2010, the ICC had organized two World Twenty20s in England and West Indies respectively.
A major reason behind the same happening again is because ICC has once again scrapped the ICC Champions Trophy. Slated to be played in India in 2021, the eight-team tournament has been replaced by a 16-team T20 World Cup.