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Ganguly on ICC`s plan to host World Cup every 3 yrs

 Sports Desk

 Published: 05:10 PM, 17 October 2019  

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The biggest international cricket event is the 50-over Cricket World Cup. The ICC usually hosts the Cricket World Cup every four years. But now the cricket's highest regulatory body is planning to reduce its timeline. Sourav Ganguly, the new president of the Indian Cricket Board, has agreed with the ICC.

Usually the largest of any sporting event is held four years in a row. It is seen in all sports including football World Cup, Olympic Games, Hockey, Rugby. The Cricket World Cup has traditionally been a quadrennial event since its first edition in 1975. However, the 1992 edition was held after a five-year gap and the 1999 edition after a three-year gap.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is planning to propose a Futures Tours Programme (FTP) in which T20 World Cup will be played every year and the 50-over World Cup once every three years. Sourav Ganguly, who is set to become the BCCI president, on Tuesday expressed his reservations over the ICC's attempt to stage the 50-over World Cup every three years. He recently spoke to the media after returning to Kolkata.
"Sometimes less is more in life. So we have got to be careful with that. The ICC needs to think a little more about bringing the 50-over cricket World Cup ahead.

And the football World Cup happens every four years and you see the madness," Ganguly told.