The ICC have announced Australia and New Zealand as co-hosts for the 2020 T20 World Cup.
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Australia and New Zealand will co-host the 2020 T20 World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday.
ICC chief executive David Richardson announced the decision at a press conference just four days out the 2015 World Cup, with the T20 event to be held in the two countries for the first time ever.
“We’d like to come back to Australia and New Zealand more often,” Richardson is quoted as saying by 3News NZ.
“The fact is the timezone for this part of the world, relative to the rest of the cricket playing world, is not ideal.
“But what makes it special is the tournaments have come few and far between, which adds to the excitement and the level of anticipation for this event.”
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said whilst it was an honour to be named as a co-host of the tournament, all immediate focus was on the upcoming one-day World Cup.
“It’s an honour to be hosting a global event on behalf of the ICC,” Sutherland is quoted as saying by AAP.
“We haven’t cast our minds that far ahead yet, 2020 seems like a long way away.
“We’ll focus our attention on that after this tournament.”
The 2015 World Cup begins on Friday (GMT) when co-hosts New Zealand take on Sri Lanka in Christchurch, while Australia take on England on Saturday at the MCG.