ICC issued the list of all tournament cycles in the Future tour Program (FTP). According to that report from ICC Pakistan will be defending the champions trophy in 2025.
Plenty more changes in ICC tournaments were also seen from that report. Let’s cover the nitty-gritty of that.
ICC champions trophy was last played back in 2017. 8 teams participated in that tournament including the champions Pakistan, the runner-up India, the host England, Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and West Indies. All three Asian teams (Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan) qualified for the semi-finals along with the hosts England.
Pakistan lost their very first match against India. A lot of criticism came on team Pakistan but they positively took the criticism and made a sensible comeback. Fakhar Zaman made his debut against the ODI number one side of that time South Africa. He scored quick 31 runs and won the match for Pakistan by DLS method. Hassan Ali was the shining star of that tournament with the most number of wickets.
Fakhar Zaman scored a brilliant 100 in the finals and Pakistan got their very famous victory against India by 180 runs. Fakhar was the Man of the finals while Hassan Ali won the Man of the Tournament award.
After that tournament, everyone was waiting for ICC to announce when the Champions trophy will happen again. Now ICC announced that on Tuesday along with the plenty more changes in the other championships as well
ICC Events in 2023-2031 Cycle
|Year||Men's Event||Women's Events|
|2024||T20 World Cup||T20 World Cup|
|2025||Champions Trophy||Cricket World Cup|
|2026||T20 World Cup||T20 World Cup|
|2027||Cricket World Cup||Champions Trophy T20|
|2028||T20 World Cup||T20 World Cup|
|2029||Champions Trophy||Cricket World Cup|
|2030||T20 World Cup||T20 World Cup|
|2031||Cricket World Cup||Champions Trophy T20|
New Tournament Rules
As per report from 2027 total of 14 international teams will take part in the cricket world cup making it a 54-match event. This rule will be applied from 2027. Talking of the current tournament, that is T20 World Cup, will have total of 16 teams 8 teams will be the part of 2 Groups and other teams will have tp qualify to that group level. 2 teams from each group will qualify to the semi-finals.
The T20 world cup is scheduled in India but due to the current situation, there ICC wrote a letter to them to shift the world cup to UAE. India asks ICC for some time and lets them have some talk on it. It will be finalized later now.
The T20 world Cup will turn into 20-team event and a total of 55 matches will be played. That means four more teams will be added in the T20 World Cup event from 2024, 2026, 2028, and 2030.
Talking of the 50-over world cup, it is currently a 10 teams tournament. 4 teams qualify for the semi-finals. The teams that qualified for the semi-finals in the last world cup were England, New Zealand, India, and Australia. The host England played the final against New Zealand and won the first-ever super over in the ODI history.
“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”, the ICC report stated.
“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”, it added more.
T20 World Cup Format From 2024 onward
Total of 20 teams will take part in the event. These teams will be divided into 4 groups having 5 team in each group. Top two from each of the group will play the Super eight stages and 4 from these 8 will play the knockout matches of Semi-finals followed by final.
This is actually a great initiative from ICC to give chance to lower ranked teams as well to take part in ICC events and prove themselves. They will also get a chance to perform at big stages in front of whole world and 2.5 Billion cricket fans. We wish luck to all the teams.
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