Colombo: India is set to host its first World Twenty20, and the sixth edition overall, in 2016.
“It’s not confirmed, but everything points to the 2016 event being held in India,” a well-placed source told The Telegraph on Friday.
South Africa hosted the inaugural meet, in 2007, followed by England (2009) and the West Indies (2010).
After Sri Lanka, the World Twenty20 will be held in Bangladesh (2014). That’s confirmed.
According to the well-placed source, that the 2016 edition is going to be hosted by India should be confirmed in the “next few months.”
Barring the World Twenty20, other ICC events (World Cup, Champions Trophy) have already been held in India.