On Tuesday, Pakistan will host an International Cricket Council (ICC) event after more than two decades. The first ICC event will be launched in nearly 30 years.
Pakistan last staged an ICC event in 1996. It was the time when they co-hosted the 50-over World Cup with India and Sri Lanka, but the country has been largely starved of international cricket since 2009.
ICC confirmed that the 14 host countries of ICC men’s white-ball events from 2024-2031.
Furthermore, the statement mentions: “Eleven full members and three associate members have been selected to host two ICC Men’s Cricket World Cups, four ICC Men’s T20 World Cups, and two ICC Men’s Champions Trophy events”.
For the first time, the USA and Namibia will host an ICC World Cup event. Meanwhile, Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Ireland, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, West Indies, Sri Lanka, and Zimbabwe have previously done various major events, and this time, they will do so again.
There was a competitive bidding process through which the hosts were selected by a Board sub-committee chaired by Martin Snedden along with Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Skerritt.