21 Sep 2021, 19:47

Bangladesh keen to host ICC Champions trophy individually

   DHAKA, Sept 21, 2021 (BSS)-Bangladesh have expressed their desire to

solely host the ICC Champions Trophy in during the cycle of 2024-2031 in
which a total of eight ICC tournaments will be held.

   At the same time, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) applied to be co-host
of Twenty20 World Cup along with Sri Lanka and ODI World Cup alongside
Pakistan and Sri Lanka as ICC invited their members to submit preliminary
technical proposal as a potential host.

   Eight men's ODI and T20 events including two ICC Men's Cricket World Cup,
four ICC Men's T20 World Cups and two ICC Champions Trophies will be staged
from 2024-2031.

   The BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon informed about the outcome, saying
that Bangladesh had the necessary stadiums to host ICC Champions trophy in
the country all by themselves.

   "We have submitted our proposal to host the ICC Champions Trophy
individually," Papon said after an emerging meeting of the board today at
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

   "Because we think we have the sufficient number of stadiums to host the
Champions Trophy solely. For T20 World, we jointly applied with Sri Lanka
because the number of stadium that we have is not enough to host this
tournament. At the same time, for ODI World, we jointly applied with Pakistan
and Sri Lanka."

   Papon also said that they have got the green signal from the Bangladesh
government to host the tournaments.

   "I am really delighted to announce that our honourable Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina gave us the permission and she herself signed the letter of
proposal and made it clear to ICC that the Bangladesh Government will take
all responsibility. When she gives the permission, there is no obstacle now."

   Bangladesh earlier hosted Mini World Cup in 1998, which was later named as
ICC Champions Trophy. That was the first ICC tournament hosted by Bangladesh.
Later Bangladesh were the co-host of 2011 ODI World Cup along with India and
Sri Lanka and also hosted 2014 T20 World Cup.


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