India to host 2016 World T20 and 2023 ODI World Cup
It was like a double bonanza for Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as India would host the World Twenty-20 for the first time in 2016 and its fourth 50-over World Cup in 2023.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) also on 29 June 2013 (Saturday) announced its decision to replace the Champions Trophy - the last edition of which was won by India recently - with the World Test Championship, the inaugural edition of which will be held in England and Wales in June-July 2017. Here also India will host the second edition in February-March 2021. The decisions were taken at the ICC annual conference in London.
England will also host the 2019 World Cup and Cricket Australia got the hosting rights of the 2020 World Twenty20. It was also decided in the conference that full members have to play a minimum of 16 Tests over a four-year period to retain their Test status.
In a novel move, the ICC has also cleared the decks for the use of flashing LED lights in the bails and stumps in ODIs and T20s, subject to an "independent assessment of the technology" by the ICC. Afghanistan was confirmed as the 37th Associate Member of the ICC while Romania was accepted as an Affiliate Member.