The International Cricket Council has selected Ireland as a preferred co-host of the T20 World Cup in 2030, alongside England and Scotland.

The ICC confirmed a total of 14 host countries for the men's white ball competition from 2024-2031.

The United States will host the 2024 event alongside the West Indies. The 2026 event will be staged in India and Sri Lanka, while Australia and New Zealand will share hosting duties in 2028. Australia was already confirmed as the host for next year's T20 World Cup.

Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa will stage the Cricket World Cup in 2027 before India and Bangladesh stage the event four years later. India was already confirmed as the sole 2023 host.

The Champions Trophy will be held in Pakistan in 2025 and India four years later.

Reacting to today's news, Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom said: "We are delighted to be named as a preferred co-host of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2030 – this is great news for Irish cricket fans who will be able to see some of the world’s best cricketers playing in the most dynamic format of the game on Irish shores.

"While we have hosted several ICC qualifier tournaments in the past, and of course a 1999 World Cup fixture in Clontarf, this will be the first time multiple matches in a major world cricket event will feature in Ireland.

"We appreciate that there are still a number of details to clarify around hosting arrangements, not just for the co-hosts but also to enable our Government partners to move beyond in-principle support, but today’s announcement gives a green light for those discussions to begin in earnest."