Ten-year ICC snub for SA

2013-07-02 09:12

Cape Town - The International Cricket Council has ignored South Africa as host of a major cricket event for at least the next 10 years.

According to the IOL Sport website, India received the lion’s share of the tournaments, while the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was also generously treated.

South Africa, on the other hand, will only host two minor tournaments - the Under-19 World Cup in 2020 and the Women’s Twenty20 in 2022.

India, who hosted the last 50-overs-a-side World Cup in 2011, are scheduled to host it again in 2023, while they will also be hosting the World Twenty20 in 2016 and the World Test Championship in 2021.

England will get the inaugural World Test Championship in 2017 and the World Cup in 2019, while the World Twenty20 in 2020 will be played in Australia.

Recent leadership rumblings on the Cricket South Africa (CSA) board appear to have contributed to the country not receiving any major competitions.

ICC programme:

World Twenty20 2016 - India
ICC World Test Championship 2017 - England
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - England
ICC World Twenty20 2020 - Australia
ICC World Test Championship 2021 - India
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 - India

The ICC qualifying events for 2015-2023:

ICC World Twenty20 qualifier 2015 - Ireland/ Scotland
ICC Cricket World Cup qualifier 2018 - Bangladesh
ICC World Twenty20 qualifier 2019 - Tender
ICC Cricket World Cup qualifier 2022 - Zimbabwe

Other ICC events for 2016-2023:

ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 - Bangladesh
ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 - England
ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 - New Zealand
ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2018 - West Indies
ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2020 - South Africa
ICC Women’s World Cup 2021 - New Zealand
ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2022 - West Indies
ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2022 - South Africa


  • Erich Goosen - 2013-07-02 09:27

    The poor state of administration of our cricket is largely to be blamed. There are too many office bearers in CSA that is there not for the game but to derive financial benefits.

      Gary Guy - 2013-07-02 09:56

      100% Erich. It is easy to blame the all too powerful Indian influence on the ICC, but perhaps we should be looking inwardly.

      mapepaki - 2013-07-02 10:01


      Mike Wormleighton - 2013-07-02 14:29

      So what's wrong with that Erich, they are only doing what they have been taught is correct by our current Government and cronies???

  • jeremy thorpe - 2013-07-02 09:28

    Who long as we get test series (including 50 and 20-over matches). Let's face it, if we did get the big tournaments mentioned above, they'd just be an opportunity for Cricket SA to line its own pockets!

      Darren Raath - 2013-07-02 10:28

      ja if they are bypassing us for india we must be more corrupt than the indians!! wow.that just says it!

  • OneLong Shlong - 2013-07-02 09:34


  • BJ Pieman - 2013-07-02 09:41

    But in the last 10 years we had the World Cup, the World 20.20, and the Champions Trophy. So let's keep some perspective.

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2013-07-02 10:26

      Exactly. And you can add the Champions League T20 to that as well, as it was played in SA last year. This article is just stirring the pot by looking selectively at a particular time period, rather than the longer-term picture. If there is such dislike for SA among the India/England/ICC crowd, then why did SA get to host the inaugural T20 World Cup? Why was the IPL moved to SA when it couldn't be held in India? Why was the CT moved to SA when it couldn't be held in Pak? If you look at the list of tournament hosts down the years, there is no Eng or India bias. The first few ODI World Cups were held in England but, since then, the tournament has gone to all corners of the globe - including SA/Zim. And the same with the T20 and CT. The reason there is perceived anti-SA bias now is because the first two Test Championships will be held in England and India. But there's nothing suspicious about that. The ICC want to get the tournament off to a good start. So holding the first one at the spiritual home of cricket, and the second one in the country with the biggest cricket market, makes good sense. We'll get our chance to host the Test Championship, just as we got our chance to host the ODI WC, the T20 WC and the CT.

      Bootman Stormerboy - 2013-07-02 10:39

      Great comment Richard. I applaud you for your unbiassed, level headed view. It's sad to see how easily Saffas jump on the "the world is out to get us" bandwagon at the first opportunity.

      Eddie Du Toit - 2013-07-02 11:09

      Well said Richard. I just wish your level of reader start making comments on the rugby articles.

      Steven Chiaberta - 2013-07-02 16:34

      Hahaha well said Eddie!

      Mark Mann - 2013-07-03 18:24

      I say to hell with all the corporate sponsored events anyway. I hated the cricket WC here in SA too. All the stories of people having the wrong cool drink in their cooler box and not being allowed in etc, even when they paid good money for the tickets. I have no problem with them promoting their products at these events, but to ban everything else is petty BS and they should make better products if they want people to only use theirs. They also charge exorbitant prices for the said products at the events. They always say they're paying millions for the events, when actually the public are paying for them. The soccer was another example of the corporate fat cats coining it big for themselves and screwing all the little guys who hoped to make a few bucks. Back to Cricket. Another problem is we'll never be sure that match fixing is not playing a role. I the Pakistani batsmen looked as if they were giving SA catching practice on their last tour here. So sometimes I watch with a bit of interest, but mostly I'm sceptical, which is sad, because I really loved going to all the big matches. Now I prefer to watch schools and clubs play, because I trust them more. Disillusioned sports fanatic.

  • Nicolaas Geldenhuys - 2013-07-02 09:43

    You can go eff yourselves.

      Terence Pattison - 2013-07-02 09:52

      Disgusting comment.

      mapepaki - 2013-07-02 10:00

      Not the right attitude

      Basil Clifford - 2013-07-02 10:26

      Methinks he/she is possibly referrring to the Economic Freedom Front. Just chill peeps.

      Brian Kaighin - 2013-07-02 11:20

      Do you also eat with hat mouth?????

      Brian Kaighin - 2013-07-02 11:21

      Do you also eat with that mouth?????

  • Darryl Maze - 2013-07-02 10:38

    You can blame this all on our corrupt sports ministers and all the politics in sports. The rest of the sporting world can see whats happening with all the millions of rands stolen from the corrupt government, hence they dont wanna give us any cricket world cups. So well done to our corrupt sports minister and the corrupt ANC for making us loose out on these great events.

  • Diran Pillay - 2013-07-02 11:24

    There's no need for our developing country to be wasting tax money on major sports events. What's the big deal we still kick their ass on the grounds.

      Jacques - 2013-07-02 11:35

      What the hell? Those events actually MAKE money, genius

      David Wood - 2013-07-02 12:04

      Ummm no they dont Jacques...the ACTUAL nett result is a massive cost to the host nation of any large world event.

      Jimmy NZ - 2013-07-02 12:13

      When have the Proteas ever 'kicked-ass' in a tournament?

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2013-07-02 13:17

      As far as I know, most cricket tournaments and series are loss-makers. The Ashes and series involving India are the only profitable series.

  • David Wood - 2013-07-02 12:02

    Maybe if SA officials stopped stealing the money for themselves (SAFA??) we would be treated fairly but until then I agree whole-heatedly with the ICC!

  • Daleinn Choonoo - 2013-07-02 14:01

    NOOOoooo... dull grey and boring england skies..and monsoon India...SA has it alll.. except is maladmin..CSA...Creeps..have cost us good tournaments.... and ICC fails to recognise the middle finger in corrupt practices .. was Modi from India? Beauracratic sh$t

  • Omar Hartley - 2013-07-02 15:24

    Rumblings??? You mean: Corruption and greed!

  • Omar Hartley - 2013-07-02 15:25

    Rumblings??? You mean: Corruption and greed!

  • John van Vuuren - 2013-07-02 20:47

    again as i said england or india cannot win any trophy if not played at home venues they have there corrupt officials to call no balls a fair ball as in england vs the black caps and lets not even go to india half the officials are up for rigging and then the icc fire 2 of the best umpires in world cricket make u think does it not

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2013-07-02 21:15

      It was an Australian third ump who called Stuart Broad's delivery as good. If you think Aussie umps are biased in favour of England, then you haven't been watching cricket for long. This might have escaped your attention but international matches no longer feature "home" umpires and are always umped by neutral officials.

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2013-07-02 22:29

      Regarding India and England not being able to win at home, I seem to recall India winning the inaugural T20 World Cup in SA, as well as the Champs Trophy in England and the ODI WC in England. The Poms, in turn, won the T20 World Cup in the West Indies and have won Test series in SA, Aus and India in the past decade, along with taking ODI series in the UAE against Pak and in SA against the Proteas. If anything, England seem to play better away from home.

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