ICC brings back Champions Trophy

The board also expanded its total teams for the ODI World Cup to 14 for the year 2027 and the T20 World Cup to 20 teams.

International Cricket Council announced the re-arrival of the Champions Trophy in the year 2025 after bringing back its other tournaments with some amendments. The board also expanded its total teams for the ODI World Cup to 14 for the year 2027 and the T20 World Cup to 20 teams.

“The ICC Board today confirmed the schedule of ICC events from 2024-2031 with both the men’s Cricket World Cup and men’s T20 World Cup to be expanded and a men’s Champions Trophy to be re-introduced,” the global body said in a release issued after the board meeting.

“The men’s Cricket World Cup will become a 14 team, 54-match event in 2027 and 2031, whilst the men’s T20 World Cup will be expanded to a 20 team, 55-match event in 2024, 2026, 2028, and 2030.”

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“An eight-team Champions Trophy will be hosted in 2025 and 2029. ICC World Test Championship Finals will be hosted in 2025, 2027, 2029, and 2031. The ICC Women’s event schedule has already been confirmed with the expansion of both the Cricket World Cup and T20 World Cup forming part of the ICC’s long-term commitment to growing the women’s game,” it stated further.

The Champions Trophy will follow previous editions with two groups of four, semi-finals and final.

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