No ICC World T20 In 2018, Next Edition In 2020
The World Twenty20 Championship’s seventh edition next year is all set to be scrapped and pushed to 2020 as the top member nations will be busy with bilateral commitments in 2018. According to highly-placed sources in the International Cricket Council, the next edition of ICC World T20 will only be held in 2020.
However, the venue is yet to be decided. However, in all likelihood the tournament will be returning in 2020.
The previous ICC World T20s have been held in South Africa (2007), England (2009), West Indies (2010), Sri Lanka (2012), Bangladesh (2014), India (2016).
It was also clear that with almost all the member boards having their own franchise-based T20 leagues, the World T20 despite its popularity, won’t lose out on anything.
The other reason is bilateral series being a money spinner for all nations with major riches coming through broadcast deals. Especially, if India tours any nation, the host member board earns millions of dollars through TV broadcast rights.
The Indian team is set to be on the road for the better part of next year starting with South Africa tour, followed by away series against England and Australia respectively.