International Cricket Council mulls two World Twenty20 in 4 years

Vastavam web: The next Champions Trophy scheduled in India could be scrapped to accommodate two World Twenty20 Championships in a four-year cycle, the International Cricket Council’s CEO David Richardson has revealed.India, who hold the hosting rights for the next Champions Trophy in 2021, lost the title to Pakistan by 180 runs in the finals at The Oval on Sunday.However, Richardson said there is no guarantee that there will be another Champions Trophy after 2021 and the issue will be discussed during the ongoing ICC annual conference at The Oval.”What we want to do is differentiate our global events from each other so that they can be standalone and create maximum interest every time the event happens,” Richardson told reporters.

“The fact is that World T20s do attract a lot of interest, they generate significant revenue for television companies, but most importantly from our point of view they provide us with an opportunity to give opportunities to more teams.”A 16-team World T20 even a 20-team World T20 down the line is something that we would like to look at. With a 10-team World Cup we’re hoping to increase the competitiveness of matches and the standard of the tournament as a whole.