Scotland will jointly host the 2030 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup with England and Ireland following a competitive bidding process run by the ICC.
The tournament will be the first hosted in Scotland since the 1999 Cricket World Cup when The Grange in Edinburgh hosted two matches.
Following Scotland’s success at the recent Men’s T20 World Cup in Oman the UAE, this marks another next step towards growing the game in Scotland and becoming an established force in world cricket.
“Cricket Scotland is delighted, with the England & Wales Cricket Board and Cricket Ireland, to be awarded co-hosting rights by the International Cricket Council to the 2030 Men’s T20 World Cup Final. This is the first global cricket finals to be held partly in Scotland since 1999,” said Cricket Scotland Chair Tony Brian.
“It will be great for the Scottish cricket public to be able to see the stars of world cricket in person as well for Scotland to show off its history and beauty to the cricket lovers from around the world who will flock to see the finals. The event will bring significant economic benefit to the country.
“We look forward to continuing our very productive partnership with the other co-hosts and the ICC to deliver a truly memorable global tournament in 2030.”
ICC Chair Greg Barclay said: “We are delighted to have concluded this competitive bidding process for the first time for ICC events. To have 14 Members hosting 8 events is a reflection of the truly global nature of our sport and I’d like to thank every Member that submitted a bid and offer our congratulations to the successful bidders.”
Cricket Scotland will now work closely with the ECB, Cricket Ireland and the ICC to finalise arrangements for the competition.