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ICC Champions Trophy to return in 2025; ODI WC to have 14 teams from 2027

The World Test Championship will have four editions in the next cycle (2024-2031) apart from two Champions Troph

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Pakistan players celebrate during the award ceremony for the ICC Champions Trophy at The Oval in London, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Pakistan won the final by crushing India for 180 runs. File Photo: AP/PTI
Pakistan players celebrate during the award ceremony for the ICC Champions Trophy at The Oval in London, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Pakistan won the final by crushing India for 180 runs. File Photo: AP/PTI

The T20 World Cup will be held every two years during the next eight-year Futures Tours & Programme (FTP) cycle while the 50-over event will be a 14-team affair from the 2027 edition, the game's governing body ICC said on Tuesday.

Also as per PTI's earlier report, the World Test Championship will have four editions in the next cycle apart from two Champions Trophy.

"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.

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"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."

The 50-over format currently is a 10-team event while this edition of T20 World Cup will be a 16-team affair.

"An eight team Champions Trophy will be hosted in 2025 and 2029. 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 further stated.

Format of ICC ODI World Cup in 2027 and 2031

The men's World Cup format will have two groups of seven, with the top three in each group progressing to a Super Six stage, followed by semi-finals and final. This is the same format that was used in the 2003 edition. 

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Format of ICC T20 World Cup from 2024 onwards

The format of the T20 World Cup will consist of four groups of five, with the top two from each group going through to a Super Eights stage, followed by the knockout stages of semi-finals and a final.

Format of Champions Trophy 2025 and 2029

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

Here's is the list of cricketing event organised by ICC in 2023-2031 cycle:
 

Source: ICC
Source: ICC
Source: ICC

 

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First Published: Tue, June 01 2021. 22:01 IST