Dubai, Jan 29: India will host the ICC World Twenty20 2016 tournament from 11 March to 3 April, International Cricket Council (ICC) announced today.
This will be the first time that India will be hosting a World T20 tournament. So far there have been 5 editions of the event with India winning the inaugural one in 2007 in South Africa.
Hosted every two years, no team has won the tournament twice. After India's triumph in 2007, Pakistan (2009), England (2010), West Indies (2012) and Sri Lanka (2014) took the trophy.
At the ICC Board meeting in Dubai yesterday (January 28), the dates for World T20 2016 were confirmed along with other ICC events till 2019. The 2019 World Cup will be held in England from 30 May to 15 July. England will also host 2017 Champions Trophy from 1 June to 19 June.
ICC Events from 2015 to 2019
- ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015 in Ireland/Scotland - 6-26 July 2015
- ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 (Bangladesh) 22 January-14 February 2016
- ICC World Twenty20 2016 (India) 11 March-3 April 2016
- ICC Champions Trophy 2017 (England) 1 June-19 June 2017
- ICC Women's World Cup 2017 (England) 4 August-27 August 2017
- ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 (New Zealand) 12 January-4 February 2018
- ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 (Bangladesh) 1 March-4 April 2018
- ICC Women's World Twenty20 2018 (West Indies) 2 November-25 November 2018
- ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (England) 30 May-15 July 2019