India to host World Cup in 2023 and Champions Trophy in 2021

India won the World Cup 2011
India won the World Cup 2011

A delighting news has surfaced for all the Indian cricket lovers as the country is set to host the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup in 2023. Additionally, the cricket-crazy nation will also host the ICC Champions Trophy in 2021.

It will be the first time ever that India will host the World Cup alone. It has hosted the prestigious event thrice before but jointly with other Asian countries. In 1987, India and Pakistan hosted it; in 1996, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka were the hosts; and in 2011, Bangladesh also joined the other 3 countries in the list of the hosts.

The previous World Cup of 2015 was held in Australia and New Zealand where the Kangaroos lifted the title for the 5th time while the next World Cup of 2019 is scheduled to be held in England.

England also played host to the previous Champions Trophy that was held earlier this year in which Pakistan emerged victorious after defeating India in the final at Edgbaston. There were speculations that the 8-nation event will see its end soon but another edition of it will be held in India as reported by ABP News.

Triumph of 2011

The Indian team has a pleasant memory of the last time the event was held in the country as the Men in Blue became the first-ever side to clinch the trophy on the home turf. MS Dhoni and his men created history at the Wankhede Stadium on 2nd April 2011 when they defeated the neighbours Sri Lanka in the final.

The whole nation erupted with joy and it was celebrated for a few months that followed. It was the last World Cup for the legendary Sachin Tendulkar and the team carried him on the shoulders after winning in Mumbai. MS Dhoni’s six over the long-on to finish the final will remain the most iconic moment of Indian cricketing history.

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