International Cricket Council | There is a big news for cricket fans. ICC has taken a big decision regarding the World Cup. Know exactly what ICC has decided.
Mumbai | ICC ODI World Cup 2023 has ended. The final match of the 13th ODI World Cup was played on 20 November. Australia won the World Cup final by 6 wickets against Team India. This is the sixth time Australia has won the World Cup. The fans were left in tears as Team India failed at the last moment. During the World Cup, the ICC dismissed the Sri Lankan Cricket Board. After that, ICC has given another strong blow to Sri Lanka.
The ICC has stripped Sri Lanka of hosting the U-19 World Cup. Under 19 World Cup was going to be held in Sri Lanka. But now the Under 19 World Cup 2024 will be held in another country. Let us know what exactly ICC took such a decision, what is the exact reason behind it.
Now the Under 19 World Cup 2024 will be held in South Africa instead of Sri Lanka. ICC has given information about this through social media. ICC has taken this decision in view of Sri Lanka cricket administrative affairs. ICC meeting was held in Ahmedabad. In this meeting, the ICC upheld the decision to suspend the Sri Lanka Cricket Board. Cricket will continue in Sri Lanka but the decision of suspension will not be reversed. So it is a big blow for Sri Lanka and cricket fans.
Big decision by ICC
Meanwhile, a total of 16 teams will participate in this Under 19 World Cup World Cup. These 16 teams have been divided into 4 groups. Accordingly, the team consists of India, Bangladesh, Ireland and USA. Team India will play the first match of U-19 World Cup against Bangladesh. This match will be against Bangladesh. After that, Team India will have a match against America on January 18 and Ireland on January 20.
Team India benefit or loss?
Team India has also suffered a big blow due to this decision. Now Team India will have to travel thousands of km more. Air distance between India and Sri Lanka is 1 thousand 582.27 km. So the distance between India and South Africa is 7 thousand 860 km. Therefore, due to the ICC’s decision, we will have to travel a few hours more.