ICC World Twenty20 2014 June 23, 2013

Bangladesh hosting of World T20 in doubt

George Dobell and Mohammad Isam
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The World T20 tournament could be moved from Bangladesh due to concerns at the country's lack of adequate facilities. ESPNcricinfo understands that Sri Lanka and South Africa are potential alternative venues although discussions have yet to reach the official stage.

An ICC official inspected the stadiums recently and is understood to have been underwhelmed by the results. The situation is now scheduled to be discussed at the ICC's annual conference in London later this week with insiders suggesting that concerns are such that a decision to move the tournament is one of the options to be discussed.

The men's and women's World T20 is scheduled to be played in four venues in Bangladesh between March 16 and April 6 next year. The stadiums in Mirpur and Chittagong are deemed perfectly acceptable for international cricket, but work on the facilities at the stadium in Sylhet, which was built last year - remains incomplete, and construction at the new stadium in Cox's Bazar, home of the world's longest natural sandy beach, is still underway.

BCB president Nazmul Hassan has this week vented his frustration about the slowness of work on the two unfinished grounds. The latest phase of work in the Sylhet Stadium began on June 7, and the BCB estimates that the four-storied pavilion will be completed by the time the ICC inspection team returns in September. There is a plan to host a couple of ODIs when New Zealand are touring in October.

But the National Sports Council, the sports regulator in Bangladesh and also the custodian of all sporting venues, have said that it would only be ready by November and that outfield drainage work will be delayed until after the World Twenty20s. As for the Cox's Bazar stadium, it is being built from scratch on a patch of land that was once a golf course.

While Sri Lanka cricket chief executive Ashley de Silva indicated that there had been no contact as yet between his board and the ICC, he did suggest that the country would be ready to host the tournament if required, even though it would mean that Sri Lanka could end up hosting World Twenty20 twice in 18 months. The most recent edition of the World Twenty20, which ended last October, was also held in Sri Lanka.

"There has been no communication between SLC and ICC on that topic," de Silva told ESPNcricinfo. "We have the facilities to host it, but I don't know if it will crop up at the meeting this week."

South Africa have made similar noises.

The other school of thought in Bangladesh questions whether the ICC might be more concerned about the country's political situation, especially when a national election is scheduled to be held in early 2014.

When they officially launched the tournament in April this year, it was at the end of month-long unrest in many parts of the country and immediately after a day-long general strike in Dhaka. The tournament is slated to be Bangladesh's fourth ICC event after hosting the 1998 ICC Knockout, the 2004 Under-19s World Cup and co-hosting the 2011 World Cup.

But Hassan and the board's acting CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury will have a lot of assurances to give to keep the event in Bangladesh.

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  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2013, 5:43 GMT

    Bangladesh Cricket is slowly going down under the new president Nazmul Hassan. Some issues are not handle properly. ICC membership at risk because the committee will not formed yet according to ICC's guideline. Players are not getting money from BPL. Prime re leg will not started due to players boycott. The World T20 tournament could be moved from Bangladesh due to concerns at the country's lack of adequate facilities. The men's and women's World T20 is scheduled to be played in four venues in Bangladesh between March 16 and April 6 next year. The stadiums in Mirpur and Chittagong are deemed perfectly acceptable for international cricket, but work on the facilities at the stadium in Sylhet, which was built last year - remains incomplete, and construction at the new stadium in Cox's Bazar, home of the world's longest natural sandy beach, is still underway.

  • POSTED BY on | June 26, 2013, 17:32 GMT

    bangladesh has 7 International stadiums for cricket whose declared by icc .2 in Dhaka,2 in Chittagong,One each in narayanganj,Bogra & khulna.BkSP also can host Icc women t20.So many option there in BCB's hand.ICC should not worried about the event.I believe Still BCB can organised T20 world cup without Sylhet & Coxsbazar stadium.BCB should more focused on upcoming event.

  • POSTED BY Crikoot on | June 26, 2013, 15:56 GMT

    There are always solutions - if there is none then, there wasn't any problem in the first place.If I can't find the solution - it does not mean there is none. Since new president took over, there has been lot of uncertainties. I think he should resign with his team. Saber Chowdhury can take over till newly elected body.Constructing new stadiums are great but keep options open - Bogra, Khulna, Fatullah are a few stadiums they can use as alternatives.There is no reason Bangladesh can't host.

  • POSTED BY ziggy500 on | June 26, 2013, 8:22 GMT

    there a handfull of more international stadiums (e.g. second stadium at chittagong, the other stadium in dhaka, and one in a city i cant remember the name of). the bcb should propose the others as backup if the grounds at sylhet and cox's bazaar were to fail to be completed in time.

  • POSTED BY on | June 24, 2013, 22:08 GMT

    I think England or India is best option to hold World T20

  • POSTED BY naudurivsm on | June 24, 2013, 22:06 GMT

    Hmm... I would say NO to SL. since nothing against them. but if you look at the ground realities, SL is still struggling to pay off / meeting the financial obligations from the last years T20 world cup. so this will be very excessive on them. also this time this event should be held in a nation where no major Cricketing Championships were ever held. like Canada, Netherlands, or even in NZ. but definitely not in USA as others are suggesting. The media in USA s absolutely not supportive of Cricket in the country.

  • POSTED BY Cricket-Critics on | June 24, 2013, 20:55 GMT

    Bangladesh will get prepared by this time, hope they will do it as this nation is slow at first always but click emerge at last hours and this is the phenomenon due to uneven political and other issues. Of course there is no problem confliction strikes and other political unrests, it seems cricket world worries but each and every time Bangladesh got chances they made it happen at any costs. Why not BCB considering other 3/4 internation grounds for the tournament, i don't understand why must place took matches on those stadiums? Have rests options, BCB can make it prepare very shortly..... Lets hope for the best, see what happen in next ICC meeting. Wanna see Bangladesh remain same as next attempts.

  • POSTED BY on | June 24, 2013, 20:24 GMT

    Nepal will be ideal host...

  • POSTED BY tickcric on | June 24, 2013, 17:47 GMT

    Let India & Nepal be the co-hosts.

  • POSTED BY BDKu on | June 24, 2013, 14:46 GMT

    I am a Sri Lankan. I will be happy just like any other Sri Lankan to have it in SL. But I think it is unfair to have two such events in succession in one country. ICC should decide what are the countries which have the required facilities and out of those give it to the country which had not hosted a major event for the longest duration of time. Simple and fair.

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2013, 5:43 GMT

    Bangladesh Cricket is slowly going down under the new president Nazmul Hassan. Some issues are not handle properly. ICC membership at risk because the committee will not formed yet according to ICC's guideline. Players are not getting money from BPL. Prime re leg will not started due to players boycott. The World T20 tournament could be moved from Bangladesh due to concerns at the country's lack of adequate facilities. The men's and women's World T20 is scheduled to be played in four venues in Bangladesh between March 16 and April 6 next year. The stadiums in Mirpur and Chittagong are deemed perfectly acceptable for international cricket, but work on the facilities at the stadium in Sylhet, which was built last year - remains incomplete, and construction at the new stadium in Cox's Bazar, home of the world's longest natural sandy beach, is still underway.

  • POSTED BY on | June 26, 2013, 17:32 GMT

    bangladesh has 7 International stadiums for cricket whose declared by icc .2 in Dhaka,2 in Chittagong,One each in narayanganj,Bogra & khulna.BkSP also can host Icc women t20.So many option there in BCB's hand.ICC should not worried about the event.I believe Still BCB can organised T20 world cup without Sylhet & Coxsbazar stadium.BCB should more focused on upcoming event.

  • POSTED BY Crikoot on | June 26, 2013, 15:56 GMT

    There are always solutions - if there is none then, there wasn't any problem in the first place.If I can't find the solution - it does not mean there is none. Since new president took over, there has been lot of uncertainties. I think he should resign with his team. Saber Chowdhury can take over till newly elected body.Constructing new stadiums are great but keep options open - Bogra, Khulna, Fatullah are a few stadiums they can use as alternatives.There is no reason Bangladesh can't host.

  • POSTED BY ziggy500 on | June 26, 2013, 8:22 GMT

    there a handfull of more international stadiums (e.g. second stadium at chittagong, the other stadium in dhaka, and one in a city i cant remember the name of). the bcb should propose the others as backup if the grounds at sylhet and cox's bazaar were to fail to be completed in time.

  • POSTED BY on | June 24, 2013, 22:08 GMT

    I think England or India is best option to hold World T20

  • POSTED BY naudurivsm on | June 24, 2013, 22:06 GMT

    Hmm... I would say NO to SL. since nothing against them. but if you look at the ground realities, SL is still struggling to pay off / meeting the financial obligations from the last years T20 world cup. so this will be very excessive on them. also this time this event should be held in a nation where no major Cricketing Championships were ever held. like Canada, Netherlands, or even in NZ. but definitely not in USA as others are suggesting. The media in USA s absolutely not supportive of Cricket in the country.

  • POSTED BY Cricket-Critics on | June 24, 2013, 20:55 GMT

    Bangladesh will get prepared by this time, hope they will do it as this nation is slow at first always but click emerge at last hours and this is the phenomenon due to uneven political and other issues. Of course there is no problem confliction strikes and other political unrests, it seems cricket world worries but each and every time Bangladesh got chances they made it happen at any costs. Why not BCB considering other 3/4 internation grounds for the tournament, i don't understand why must place took matches on those stadiums? Have rests options, BCB can make it prepare very shortly..... Lets hope for the best, see what happen in next ICC meeting. Wanna see Bangladesh remain same as next attempts.

  • POSTED BY on | June 24, 2013, 20:24 GMT

    Nepal will be ideal host...

  • POSTED BY tickcric on | June 24, 2013, 17:47 GMT

    Let India & Nepal be the co-hosts.

  • POSTED BY BDKu on | June 24, 2013, 14:46 GMT

    I am a Sri Lankan. I will be happy just like any other Sri Lankan to have it in SL. But I think it is unfair to have two such events in succession in one country. ICC should decide what are the countries which have the required facilities and out of those give it to the country which had not hosted a major event for the longest duration of time. Simple and fair.

  • POSTED BY hasib9 on | June 24, 2013, 13:52 GMT

    Election will NOT interfere with cricket. Usually the day of the election, the day before and after the election are bad. But after that everything is normal. Election should end by January 24, and the T20 will start in March. ICC should not be too concerned with the drainage as it is going to be a dry season. Besides, as I'm sure, Bangladesh will host the most memorable T20 ever. Tickets will be sold out and there will be plenty of cricket loving fans keeping the tournament alive.

  • POSTED BY on | June 24, 2013, 13:16 GMT

    We've seen the support Sub-Continent nations receive in the UK. Why not bring it to Canada or the US? I can see the Rogers Centre (Skydome) filled with 50,000 screaming fans for an India vs Pakistan game :)

  • POSTED BY Surajrises on | June 24, 2013, 13:02 GMT

    South Africa should be hosting it again.. Good tracks with nice bounce and has something for both the seamers and the spinners... India could once again win T20 World Cup and become One Day and T20 Champs. That would be awesome...

  • POSTED BY on | June 24, 2013, 11:14 GMT

    Please don't move from Bangladesh . I'll hope that BCB will overcome everything with in due time . I hope , BCB will done well .

  • POSTED BY Energetic. on | June 24, 2013, 11:04 GMT

    @Sandy7823 - Fair enough but India is no different. I think it should be held in England since it brings good crowd and start of the spring where weather is generally good at that part of time and don't think a 20 over game is good enough for the weather to win anyway. 09 edition was a success. South Africa and Sri Lanka as proof before when they host it do not bring in crowds.

  • POSTED BY on | June 24, 2013, 11:02 GMT

    I would prefer South Africa because it has been Lucky for India .. India have Won ICC t20 WC in 2007 and were the Runner's Up in ICC 2003 CWC . Even in 2011 WC the Coach of Indian Cricket Team was South African Opening Batsman Gary Kirsten..

  • POSTED BY babarazam09 on | June 24, 2013, 10:57 GMT

    why not give it to uae it a multination n people there would love to see international cricket

  • POSTED BY babarazam09 on | June 24, 2013, 10:54 GMT

    i think the t20 cup should be hosted by new zealand / south africa ......

  • POSTED BY on | June 24, 2013, 10:48 GMT

    plz gave the for ireland

  • POSTED BY DMJR on | June 24, 2013, 10:48 GMT

    good to bring it to SL with no rain in April

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | June 24, 2013, 10:46 GMT

    No more SL as they got it once. SA must be a good choice. India can repeat history there.

  • POSTED BY ARJa on | June 24, 2013, 10:42 GMT

    The reason why the tournament is not moved to Australia or NZL is probably because of TV coverage in India. If games are played in AUS or NZL, they would be over by the time working people in the Indian Subcontinent get home on weekdays. And lets face it. Everything in cricket today has been swallowed by India's money and no one will be willing to lose the revenue if people in India doesn't switch on TVs. But Sri Lanka would be a bad place because generally rain will come with every tournament a midst any drought. Add to that, pitches like the one we got in the last T20 final will kill the game. RSA would be the better choice. Good grounds and fair pitches where good batsmen and good bowlers will prosper.

  • POSTED BY on | June 24, 2013, 9:41 GMT

    send it to New Zealand please

  • POSTED BY heartbreakerz on | June 24, 2013, 9:08 GMT

    give it to UAE...its a multinational country just like Eng so there won't be any shortage of crowd n excitement

  • POSTED BY uppalapati chowdary on | June 24, 2013, 8:58 GMT

    I think South Africa is the best choice and it would be lot better if they co-host the tournament along with Zimbabwe...So, that the all popular T20 format will help to develop the game in Zim. India can't host the tourney as we have our General Elections at that time and also we are going to host it in 2016. Sri Lanka just hosted it in 2012 so, leave it, England is not ideal for its climatic conditions during that time, Australia and New Zealand they are the hosts for 2015 50 over World Cup, Westindies is also an option but, less crowds are a problem there.

  • POSTED BY warneshane on | June 24, 2013, 8:54 GMT

    SA is best to host T20. No Bangladesh, SL & PAK at any cost. Security reasons, no infra & many more reasons. Cricketing maturity is totally lacking in these countries. All are term as EXCUSE.

  • POSTED BY 9ST9 on | June 24, 2013, 8:09 GMT

    @Priyavrat96 - Zimbabwe? Do you have any idea about the economic condition there? As for India they are already hosting it in 2016 as far as I know.

  • POSTED BY 9ST9 on | June 24, 2013, 7:55 GMT

    @Vikneshwar Elango and Sridharan - India is already set to be the venue for the 2016 World T20. So I guess ICC won't be considering India. SA is the go to place whenever there is a problem regarding the venue. Example: ICC CT 2009, IPL 2009 etc. So I guess it will be SA. Re: Sri Lanka March is a very dry month in SL so rain interruptions should not be an issue. In 2012 the England SL test series was held in march without any rain . Ideally rains start in Mid April so hopefully the tournament will be over by then.

  • POSTED BY Priyavrat96 on | June 24, 2013, 7:35 GMT

    ICC should look for countries like India Zimbabwe south africa for hosting of 2014 icc wt20

  • POSTED BY FAB_ALI on | June 24, 2013, 7:27 GMT

    Go for South Africa or New Zealand.....

  • POSTED BY on | June 24, 2013, 6:28 GMT

    I would love to see Bangladesh host a major tournament, but if it isn't to be, is it not possible to move the tournament forward a month or so and let New Zealand host a tournament by themselves for a change? Granted, it'll be only a year before they jointly host the 50-over World Cup, but South Africa did host the 2007 World T20, 2009 IPL and 2010 CLT20 in short succession. It's embarrassing that a long-term ranking Test member hasn't hosted a major ICC tournament, and it would make sense -- and be fair -- to take it out of Asia preceding the 2016 Indian edition and succeeding Sri Lanka in 2012.

  • POSTED BY QingdaoXI on | June 24, 2013, 6:15 GMT

    I am Indian, but will support Bangladesh here, i hope they will not loose the chance, we need to play cricket in this country for the development of the game.

  • POSTED BY on | June 24, 2013, 6:06 GMT

    What's the problem if stay here in Bangladesh, I know we can host it....

  • POSTED BY on | June 24, 2013, 6:04 GMT

    India can be considered as yet a T20 World Cup is to be hosted in India. England , South Africa ,WestIndies and SriLanka have hosted the WorldCups. Being the biggest Cricket Nation , India deserves a chance this time. Since Australia is going to host ODI WC , it is worth considering India.

  • POSTED BY on | June 24, 2013, 5:15 GMT

    How i wished that we had better security condition in Pakistan as it was ideal to play cricket in april. :(

  • POSTED BY Shridharan.S on | June 24, 2013, 5:08 GMT

    India can also be a potential venue to host the WorldT20 2014.

  • POSTED BY on | June 24, 2013, 5:00 GMT

    S-R-I-L-A-N-K-A all the way!

  • POSTED BY on | June 24, 2013, 4:27 GMT

    Srilanka, I love this country. But I don't want to give this opportunity to Srilanka. Bcz The rain will bored us. So,not Srilanka. Bangladesh was trying to complete. They challenge that they could done............

  • POSTED BY Rafelgibt on | June 24, 2013, 4:18 GMT

    The way ICC is behaving it reminds me like we are an 'Associate' country and we haven't been organized any international tournament before.We already have Venues with international hotels in Bogra (Shahid Chandu Stadium), Khulna (Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium),Chittagong (MA Aziz stadium), Rajshahi (Shaid Kamruzzaman Stadium) and Dhaka (Narayanganj Osmani Stadium).How many more you need to have to organize any tournament???More patience and more understanding is required by the ICC.Bangladesh is definitely going to organize the ICC T20 2014.Mind It>>>>

  • POSTED BY Romenevans on | June 24, 2013, 4:00 GMT

    Didn't we have the 2012 T20 WC in Sri Lanka? No way in Lanka again, their mediocre players and mediocre fans will make the tournament boring there.

  • POSTED BY an_alcoholic on | June 24, 2013, 3:53 GMT

    My vote is with srilanka.....they have wonderful grounds...and more wonderful people

  • POSTED BY KANCHANA623 on | June 24, 2013, 3:25 GMT

    Srilanka is the best place 4 major events. The hospitality in SL is definitely the best for both teams and spectators.

  • POSTED BY on | June 24, 2013, 3:09 GMT

    Well heres the problem, the tournament to be held in April so it will be winter in Australia, SAF and NZ. So it has to be SL, IND, or Eng. Then again April is not the best in Eng as well, we all know how bad was the weather in eng for the CT. So it looks like SL.

  • POSTED BY TheShawshankRedemption on | June 24, 2013, 2:47 GMT

    General election is a real worry. I believe stadium will be ready by then but due to election it is better to shift.

    Why not USA?

  • POSTED BY on | June 24, 2013, 2:28 GMT

    this will be a disaster for bangladesh cricket

  • POSTED BY Baseball--Sucks on | June 24, 2013, 2:25 GMT

    Good chance Sri Lanka . Our SL boys doesn't know hw to use home advantage anyway :(

  • POSTED BY D-Ascendant on | June 24, 2013, 2:00 GMT

    How about a different venue? Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands as joint hosts?

  • POSTED BY dulabari on | June 24, 2013, 1:09 GMT

    If Sylhet is not ready, then Khulna or Fatullah can be used instead. It is also possible to move Sylhet games games to Calcutta or Colombo. BD/India or BD/SL will be the joint host in that case.

  • POSTED BY Top-Spinner on | June 24, 2013, 0:05 GMT

    Should be jointly held in India and Bangla. Eden Gardens and Dharmasala from India and two from Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 23:08 GMT

    Why doesn't it surprise me that South Africa are in the running to be an emergncy Host. Don't they host the annual opening of the ICC's mail?

  • POSTED BY kc69 on | June 23, 2013, 23:05 GMT

    Let us see 2007-SA,2009-Eng,2012-SL,2016-India(declared) and since Bangladesh have so many problems it would be better to give it to a country like UAE (Where PCB organizes it). It would be great to give Pakistan an Opportunity. I agree many would be saying Australia but since its also the venue for 2015 WC(50 over) I believe it would be again same case as SL(Back to back hosting). Else ICC could also try New Zealand(rather than Sharing host of 2015 WC with Australia).

  • POSTED BY yorkshirematt on | June 23, 2013, 22:33 GMT

    Obviously the date would have to be altered slightly

  • POSTED BY yorkshirematt on | June 23, 2013, 22:30 GMT

    What about.... England again! After the successful hosting of the champions trophy but have Headingley as a venue. It doesn't rain as much as B'ham.and Cardiff, honestly. We could only host day games though as we're too tight firstly ti pay to put up lights and secondly to actually use the things

  • POSTED BY Robster1 on | June 23, 2013, 22:20 GMT

    Go to SA for goodness sake - at least everything will be well organized and is already in place.

  • POSTED BY spot_on on | June 23, 2013, 21:58 GMT

    Yep.. My vote is for the Oz.. Great place for cricket.. That'd help them to boost their lost tempo too..

  • POSTED BY ClaudiaSL on | June 23, 2013, 21:54 GMT

    We as Pakistani fans wish that Bangladesh be given a chance to have another crack at preparations with a renewed vigor!

  • POSTED BY Lees_Legends on | June 23, 2013, 21:50 GMT

    If they can't host it, India should be be the alternate host and Bangladesh should get their go in 2016

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | June 23, 2013, 21:38 GMT

    No ! There are three stadiums with proper facilities available in Bangladesh.Cast Sylhet venue out and keep working on cox's Bazar venue instead as cox's Bazar is the best tourism spot in Bangladesh and there are lots of hotels and motels.More importantly,160 millions crazy fans have been eagerly waiting for this tournament and you just cant snatch it away citing only a slow stadium construction process reason .Any type of cricket tournament event can come alive in Bangladesh as you saw over the years. Hope everything will be ok on time

  • POSTED BY Patdabac on | June 23, 2013, 21:28 GMT

    Either Australia or Sri lanka. Last time it was hosted in Sri lanka, it was a brilliant tournament, I think there were like 2 super overs. I doubt it'll be in Australia because of the 2015 WC.

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | June 23, 2013, 21:18 GMT

    No ! There are three stadiums with proper facilities available in Bangladesh.Cast Sylhet venue out and keep working on cox's Bazar venue instead as cox's Bazar is the best tourism spot in Bangladesh and there are lots of hotels and motels.More importantly,160 millions crazy fans have been eagerly waiting for this tournament and you just cant snatch it away citing only a slow stadium construction process reason .Any type of cricket tournament event can come alive in Bangladesh as you saw over the years. Hope everything will be ok on time

  • POSTED BY Jda123 on | June 23, 2013, 21:15 GMT

    No reason for it to be Sri Lanka again...

    Either UAE, SA or Australia.

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 21:12 GMT

    Consider Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and I remember they have excellent Cricket Stadium in Jeddag, Kingdon of Saudi Arabia - these 4 venues can be excellent for growing Cricket all together.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 23, 2013, 21:07 GMT

    Should the icc not look into the geo political before allocating ???

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 20:49 GMT

    I'm a Sri Lankan, but i think it's unfair if we get that WC again , Pakistan fans deserve it ,so give it to Abu Dhabi . Dubai & Sharjah.

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | June 23, 2013, 20:48 GMT

    I dont understand why does it have to be taken away because of two stadiums? Bangladesh have other stadiums too and they still have 8 months I think. Im sure those stadiums will be ready way before that.Recently nothing seems to be going right for BCB This is another trouble for them :/

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 20:41 GMT

    More than 9 months are there, HOPEFULLY we can complete all the works. This delay in work is because of politics in The Country. YES WE CAN DO IT . AND WE WILL HOST IT.

  • POSTED BY Chetan007 on | June 23, 2013, 20:33 GMT

    If somehow Bangladesh not able to organize it, then please invite any other associate nation to organize to promote cricket in that nation.

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 20:25 GMT

    Players should be the one who should worry.... Spectators Mostly watch it on TV... Either SA / SL/ BL / Pak / UAE / Aus / NZ... 95% of people are goin to watch on TV Remaining 5% at Stadium... Lets Hope for some good Cricket... And new Players showing their Skills...

  • POSTED BY Legaleagle on | June 23, 2013, 20:23 GMT

    It should be moved away from Bangladesh. Their cricket team and the general culture is pathetic. Bangladesh should also be removed from international cricket.

  • POSTED BY KallisTheGreatest on | June 23, 2013, 20:15 GMT

    @Mayan Priyadarshana : time difference is the reason I think. I doubt ICC will ever give chance to Aus & NZ to host T20 world cup just because of unmatchable time difference with India.

  • POSTED BY BOND_OO7 on | June 23, 2013, 19:53 GMT

    No ! There are three stadiums with proper facilities available in Bangladesh.Cast Sylhet venue out and keep working on cox's Bazar venue instead as cox's Bazar is the best tourism spot in Bangladesh and there are lots of hotels and motels.More importantly,160 millions crazy fans have been eagerly waiting for this tournament and you just cant snatch it away citing only a slow stadium construction process reason .Any type of cricket tournament event can come alive in Bangladesh as you saw over the years. Hope everything will be ok on time

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 19:47 GMT

    Australia-New Zealand hardly get to host any ICC tournaments. I don't understand why. I know they are hosting the 2015 WC but they are hosting it after 23 years. England have hosted the WC 4 times, the sub-continent thrice while the most successful team just once. It looks like everything the ICC does is farcical. None of it makes sense to anybody except those taking the decisions.

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 19:47 GMT

    i think Bangladeshi could be made it. Don't be needed to given others country. We has an experienced in past time to made lots of big tournament.

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 19:47 GMT

    Trinidad understands, Bangladesh. The Brian Lara stadium that was supposed to be a venue for the 2007 world cup is still being built and the cost is almost triple the original estimate.

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 19:33 GMT

    Should be in UAE to lift Pakistan cricket which is victimized by monetry lobbies

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 18:53 GMT

    yeah i know next wc in aus, but since 92 or something they havent given any icc event, CT or T20 WC, almost all other major nations has hosted t20 wc so this should be aussies chance, If They Are Not Ready South Africa Should Get it, im from sl i'd love to have it in sl but world cricket fans will be bored to death if it held again in sl,

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 18:49 GMT

    Bangladesh must be encouraged to finish the work in time and organize the tournament.

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 18:42 GMT

    Come on not Sri Lanka again please. Already played there last year. South Africa keeps hosting every now and then like the Champions League and they did host World T20 in 2007. Go to Australia or New Zealand or may be Abu Dhabi and Dubai if not Pakistan. I wont say India because they are going to host in 2016.

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 18:31 GMT

    Sri Lanka is the best place for any event ...land like no others...

  • POSTED BY cyborg909 on | June 23, 2013, 18:30 GMT

    Intl tournament should only be held in Australia, Fair pitches & grounds with great crowds.

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 18:29 GMT

    yes give it to australia or pakistan

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 18:24 GMT

    Mayan - the 2015 ICC world cup is predominantly in Australia !

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 23, 2013, 18:20 GMT

    Next World Cup is in Australia mate

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 23, 2013, 18:06 GMT

    It will a big loss for Bangladesh cricket!!

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 18:04 GMT

    give it Australia, i dont know why icc doesnt give any icc event to australia, almost every team will have great crowd support is well,

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  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 18:04 GMT

    give it Australia, i dont know why icc doesnt give any icc event to australia, almost every team will have great crowd support is well,

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 23, 2013, 18:06 GMT

    It will a big loss for Bangladesh cricket!!

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 23, 2013, 18:20 GMT

    Next World Cup is in Australia mate

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 18:24 GMT

    Mayan - the 2015 ICC world cup is predominantly in Australia !

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 18:29 GMT

    yes give it to australia or pakistan

  • POSTED BY cyborg909 on | June 23, 2013, 18:30 GMT

    Intl tournament should only be held in Australia, Fair pitches & grounds with great crowds.

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 18:31 GMT

    Sri Lanka is the best place for any event ...land like no others...

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 18:42 GMT

    Come on not Sri Lanka again please. Already played there last year. South Africa keeps hosting every now and then like the Champions League and they did host World T20 in 2007. Go to Australia or New Zealand or may be Abu Dhabi and Dubai if not Pakistan. I wont say India because they are going to host in 2016.

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 18:49 GMT

    Bangladesh must be encouraged to finish the work in time and organize the tournament.

  • POSTED BY on | June 23, 2013, 18:53 GMT

    yeah i know next wc in aus, but since 92 or something they havent given any icc event, CT or T20 WC, almost all other major nations has hosted t20 wc so this should be aussies chance, If They Are Not Ready South Africa Should Get it, im from sl i'd love to have it in sl but world cricket fans will be bored to death if it held again in sl,