ICC is preparing cycle from 2023 to 2031, preparing to increase the number of teams from 16 to 20 in T20 World Cup
ICC's endeavor is to bring cricket the same popularity that basketball and football have.
Dainik BhaskarJan 13, 2020, 07:41 PM IST Sports Desk. The International Cricket Council (ICC) wants 20 teams to participate in the T20 World Cup to be held in 2024. In this year's T20 World Cup, 16 teams will take part. The ICC is preparing a new cycle or calendar of 2023 to 2031. The next T20 World Cup is proposed in 2024 after this year. The ICC is trying to increase the number of teams from 16 to 20. Plans are also being prepared to make cricket popular in the world on the lines of basketball and football.
Discussion on new cycle According to the British newspaper 'The Telegraph', the International Cricket Council is trying to take such steps that make cricket popular worldwide. A new calendar is being created for this. The ICC feels that the craze of cricket can be increased in most parts of the world through the short format (T20). This will increase the number of cricket playing countries. Preparations are being made to expand and popularize cricket on the lines of football and basketball.
According to the report, plans to hold one big tournament every year, the ICC is considering holding at least one big tournament every year. This will not only increase viewership, but will also increase revenue. A big plan to popularize cricket in America is also being prepared. Canada, Germany, Nepal and Nigeria have also been included in this list. With these teams, preparations are being made to increase the number of teams from 16 to 20 in the T20 World Cup 2024. It is possible to have a qualifier round for weaker teams. The second option is to form four groups. Each group can have one or two strong teams.