ICC re-introduces Champions Trophy, adds teams to men’s World Cups

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday re-introduced men’s Champions Trophy and expanded the number of competing teams in both the men’s 50-over World Cup and T20 World Cup in the 2024-2031 cycle of events.

The 50-over 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 ICC announced after its Board meeting.

An eight-team Champions Trophy will be played in 2025 and 2029. The ICC World Test Championship finals will be hosted in 2025, 2027, 2029, and 2031.

–IANS

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