Following that, Bangladesh has successfully hosted ICC Under-19 World Cup and more recently co-hosted the highly successful ICC ODI World Cup of 2011, which India won. On the back of these successful hosting events, Bangladesh will now be hosting the fifth edition of ICC T20 World Cup of 2014. This will be the biggest ICC event hosted until now in Bangladesh, considering that 16 nations would participate in Men’s event and 8 in Women’s event. Though it has not been announced until yet, Bangladesh might organise world cup opening ceremony to mark the beginning of the event.
Although a t20 world cup opening ceremony is not customary as per the four editions happened until now, Bangladesh Cricket Board’s boss Papon said they might give it a thought. The tournament is scheduled to take place between March 16 - April 6 2014 and if a t20 opening ceremony is to happen, it would be announced by the concerned authorities.