2023 World Cup Will be Played Only in India: N Srinivasan

Updated: 09 August 2014 17:51 IST

Two 50-over World Cups have been held in the subcontinent before this, in 1996 and 2011, both of which were hosted by three countries. While India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka shared the 1996 event, the 2011 World Cup took place in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

2023 World Cup Will be Played Only in India: N Srinivasan
Representational photo: Indian cricket fans celebrate the victory of Indian team in the 2011 World Cup by burning fire crackers in Allahabad, India, Sunday, April 3, 2011. © AP

In good news for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Indian cricket, ICC chief N Srinivasan on Friday said that the ICC World T20 in 2016, ICC Champion's Trophy in 2021 and the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup will be held exclusively in India. (Also read: India will play Pakistan again from 2015, says Srinivasan)

Two 50-over World Cups have been held in the subcontinent before this, in 1996 and 2011, both of which were hosted by three countries. While India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka shared the 1996 event, the 2011 World Cup took place in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

"In the past, India used to get one ICC event in 16-18 years. We had the 2011 World Cup in India after 15 uears and that we had to share with other countries. Now three events will happen in eight years and that is very significant," Srinivasan told the Times of India.

Recently, controversial former BCCI president Srinivasan had told NDTV that he would never stop cheering for India. Srinivasan had also given his views about the new-look Indian team, which is currently touring England. According to him, the present young Indian team, led by MS Dhoni, had performed well in the past tours of South Africa and New Zealand and they were only unlucky not to win those series away from home.

Topics : India Cricket
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