The International Cricket Council (ICC) is toying with the idea of scrapping the Champions Trophy after the 2021 edition. Earlier, ICC decided to scrap the tournament after 2013, but as the series received huge popularity ICC decided to stage the edition in 2017 in England. The inaugural Test Championship yet to be finalized so ICC decided to host the 2017 edition.
ICC also planned to revamp the ODI cricket. The new format will be a league system where 13 teams will play three-match series against each other in a three years time. The tournament will give good chance to associate countries to play with giants to sharpen their skills and before the World Cup qualifier starts. The top two teams in the league will clash for the final in 2022.
The ICC is not in favor of keeping three tournaments of a format, the 2021 edition in India unlikely to take place. In such a scenario, ICC may reward India with ICC 2024 WT20 if the plan approves at the ICC’s Annual Conclave in Edinburgh.
The ICC will not mind scrapping the tournament even though in the last edition it received huge popularity because ICC thinks the future tournament will embrace by cricket fans around the world that will give the governing body of cricket long-term profit that a tournament which holds after every four years.
The Champions Trophy happens across three weeks and consists of 15 matches. Next’s year’s edition will see Bangladesh will play the tournament as West Indies for the first time failed to qualify. India are the defending champion as they beat England in a 20 overs a side match.
India also won the 2002 edition when they shared the tournament with Sri Lanka. Australia have won the trophy twice in 2006 and 2009.
In 1998 South Africa were the first team to win the trophy in Bangladesh.