Bangladesh to bid for hosting ICC events in next rights cycle

Bangladesh to bid for hosting ICC events in next rights cycle
Bangladesh to bid for hosting ICC events in next rights cycle

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is looking forward to host ICC events from 2024-2031 and will bid to host these events during the next rights cycle, according to BCB president Nazmul Hasan.

Nazmul Hasan explained that previously the events were distributed through negotiations between different Test boards but this time they will adapt the FIFA and Olympic method of “bidding” where the highest bidder wins the right to host the tournament.

Nazmul Hasan said: “Previously, ICC events were distributed continent-wise and the host country was selected through negotiation between various Test boards. This time the ICC has proposed to go for bidding and this model is also followed by FIFA and Olympic, so a lot more nations can take part in the bidding.”

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New ICC CEO, Manu Sawhney, and commercial general manager Campbell Jamieson are currently present in Dhaka to check things out there if Bangladesh has the potential to host future ICC events or not.

There will be a total of 24 ICC events including Men’s and Women’s tournaments and also the U-19 ICC events.

Bangladesh is confident that the new bidding method will help the non-Test playing nations a good chance to host ICC events and tournaments.

Nazmul Hasan said: “They have met Malaysia’s prime minister, visited Australia and New Zealand, and they are going to America as well. Those who are interested to host ICC events, they are visiting those countries and it will certainly raise the income of the member countries. Bangladesh will obviously bid. Lots of countries do not have eight stadiums to host a major tournament but our main advantage is that we do not need to develop infrastructure.

“If other countries want to hold the event, they will need huge investment to develop infrastructure. Yes, security is an important factor. They are taking a look at that even in India.”


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