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India opposed to ICC`s new bidding policy for world events

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:59 PM, 27 February 2021  

India opposed to ICC`s new bidding policy for world events

India opposed to ICC`s new bidding policy for world events

The Indian cricket board has expressed its reservations about ICC's policy of inviting bidders for hosting global events during the next eight years circle between 2023-2031. During an ICC board meeting on Thursday India made it clear that they are completely against the idea of the new policy. On the other hand, associates countries have voted in favor of the new plan.

According to the new plans of the ICC, from now on, every 8 years, a country will have the opportunity to host a big event only once. In other words, a country will get the opportunity to organize only one competition in 8 years for men, women, and under-19s.

This will increase the chances of hosting various tournaments in the associate countries. Besides, the globalization of cricket will also be easier. For this reason, the organization proposed to hold an auction to decide which countries will host all the events of the ICC from 2023 to 2031. 

During an ICC meeting on Thursday, the BCCI made it clear that it would not support the auction proposal to host ICC events. According to the Indian board, the ICC's proposal has been rejected. We are hopeful that the England and Australian cricket boards will also stand by us and not accept this offer.

Even some of the smaller boards like Oman and Emirates Cricket board along with Malaysia and Singapore are among those who have sumbitted combined Expression of Interest (EOI) for hosting global meets.

Discussions are expected to continue until the next ICC board meeting in March.

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