New Delhi: After the World Cup, the subcontinent's cricket fans can continue to look forward to top-notch international cricket for the next five years. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were to stage the World Twenty20 Championships in 2012 and 2014; now India has been listed to host the 2016 edition of the tournament.
"India will host the World T20 in March 2016," a top ICC official told TOI on Thursday. India's name figures as the host of the event in the ICC's tentative Future Tour Programme 2012-20.
Sources said the ICC has given a copy of the schedule to all the cricket boards. "This is what the ICC board members have tentatively decided. It will be exciting to host the event here in the sub-continent because of the marketing prospects," another ICC source said.
It is also learnt that ICC has short listed England to host the best-of-four Test playing nations' playoffs in June 2013 and 2017. The next 50-over World Cup will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand and sources say the 2019 edition will be held in England in July.