[caption id="attachment_705823" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-705823" alt="ICC CEO David Richardson AFP " src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/David-Richardson.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> ICC CEO David Richardson AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The International Cricket Council (<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ICC">ICC</a>) is trying to make cricket a global affair by spreading its wings. In a new move, ICC is likely to grant all 104 cricket playing members; men and women s teams Twenty20 international status. ICC CEO, David Richardson confirmed by this development on the sidelines of ICC meeting in Kolkata. <p></p> <p></p>Currently there are 18 nations with T20I status; 12 full members and 6 part-time members. According to <i>cricbuzz</i>, Richardson said: "All Women's team matches will be awarded T20 International status on July 1st 2018. All the men's team matches will be given T20 International status on January 1st 2019." <p></p> <p></p>He also spoke about future of Champions Trophy. He said: "In all likelihood the 2021 Champions Trophy will be a World T20." He also spoke about rise of T20 leagues. He said: "There are occasions where they [T20 leagues] are competing with international bilateral series. We need to look at our regulations to see how we can allow that to happen." <p></p> <p></p>He also spoke about no series between India and Pakistan in the proposed FTP. He said: "There is a common desire that it will be great if <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india">India </a> and Pakistan can play each other, specifically in bilateral series. The issue is quite complicated I am afraid, it is going to take a lot more than just two boards agreeing."