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ICC receives record submissions

The International Cricket Council announced that it had received submissions from 15 member boards, including India, for its package of events from 2007 to 2015.

india Updated: Mar 02, 2006 19:21 IST

The International Cricket Council on Thursday announced that it had received submissions from 15 member boards, including India, for its package of events from 2007 to 2015.

It, however, said India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have requested an extension to the deadline to March 20 for the submission of their joint bid to host the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

India have also bid for hosting a women's World Cup, it said in a statement.

The submissions, which had to be received by February 28, include five members seeking to host ICC Champions Trophies and seven members targeting a potential Twenty20 event.

A representative from Australia and New Zealand's joint bid for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 hand-delivered their submission document to the ICC office in Dubai on February 27.

Australia and New Zealand's bid covers both the 2011 and 2015 events while England have submitted to host the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

ICC Chief Executive Malcolm Speed said this was an unprecedented response from the cricket world.

"This is the first time that we have run such a comprehensive submissions process and we have been delighted by the positive response from so many of our members," said Speed.

First Published: Mar 02, 2006 19:21 IST