Cricket South Africa will bid for ICC Cricket World Cup 2027.© Cricket South Africa/Twitter
Cricket South Africa will bid to host the 2027 males’s Cricket World Cup, appearing president Rihan Richards mentioned on Friday. Richards made the announcement at a press convention at which particulars of a brand new governance mannequin for CSA had been revealed following months of wrangling. He mentioned settlement on the composition of a brand new board, with a majority of impartial administrators, would allow CSA to place the main focus firmly again on cricket issues.
Richards mentioned South Africa will participate in a bidding course of for Worldwide Cricket Council occasions over a brand new eight-year cycle. Bidding is predicted to open inside the subsequent few months.
“We might be bidding for each males’s and ladies’s World Cups, an Beneath-19 World Cup and a T20 World Cup,” mentioned Richards.
“However our focus might be on the 2027 males’s World Cup. We imagine it is a perfect alternative as it is going to be 24 years since we final hosted it.”
South Africa staged the 2003 males’s World Cup and the 2005 ladies’s World Cup in addition to the inaugural 2007 World T20 and the 2009 Champions Trophy. It additionally has staged two Beneath-19 tournaments.
Sports activities minister Nathi Mthethwa earlier introduced he would now not be withdrawing authorities recognition of CSA, which he threatened final week after the failure of the members’ council, headed by Richards, to achieve settlement with an interim board on a governance construction.
Mthethwa attended Friday’s convention and mentioned he would now transfer apart after a course of which he mentioned was “between life and dying in cricket”.
Interim board chairman Stavros Nicolaou mentioned a goal date of June 12 had been set for an annual common assembly — postponed from final October — at which a 15-member board could be put in, with eight impartial administrators and 5 nominated by the members’ council in addition to the chief government and chief monetary officer of CSA.
There might be an impartial chairman.