Mzansi to co-host the 2027 cricket world cup

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Countries in the southern-African region (SADC) have been jointly selected to host the 2027 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe will have about five years to prepare and set the stage for the tournament which will bring all participating nations to compete in the African continent.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday, November 16, confirmed the 14 host countries of the ICC men’s white ball events from 2024-2031. 

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For the first time ever, neighbours to Mzansi, Namibia will  ICC World Cup event.

Another country to also join Namibia as first-time hosts is the United States of America.

The ICC executive committee votes for the hosts of the tournament after examining the bids made by the nations keen to hold a Cricket World Cup.

All the World Cup events so far have been held in nations in which cricket is a popular sport (South Africa has hosted two).

Most of the tournaments have been jointly hosted by nations from the same geographical region

“The hosts were selected via a competitive bidding process overseen by a Board sub-committee chaired by Martin Snedden along with Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Skerritt. The ICC Board accepted the recommendations of the committee who conducted a thorough review of each bid along with ICC management. A similar process to identify the hosts for ICC Women’s and U19s events for the next cycle will be undertaken early next year,” explained the ICC in a statement.

 “We are delighted to have concluded this competitive bidding process for the first time for ICC events. To have 14 Members hosting 8 events is a reflection of the truly global nature of our sport and I’d like to thank every Member that submitted a bid and offer our congratulations to the successful bidders,” said the ICC Chairperson, Greg Barclay.

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