According to the ICC proposal, the T20 Champions Cup will be held in 2024 and 2028 while the ODI Champions Cup will be held in 2025 and 2029.
The Champions Cup will also be played in women's cricket, in 2023 and 2027 in ODIs, then it is proposed to be held in 2024 and 2026 in T20.
Dainik BhaskarFeb 18, 2020, 04:34 PM IST Sports Desk. The International Cricket Council (ICC) is going to start the new tournament Champions Cup between 2023 and 2031. The tournament will be played in both ODI and T20 formats. The T20 Champions Cup will feature a total of 48 bouts between the top-10 teams. This is equivalent to the one-day World Cup held in England last year. According to the ICC proposal, the T20 Champions Cup will be held in 2024 and 2028 while the ICC is considering organizing the One-Day Champions Cup in 2025 and 2029.
It is also proposed to host the T20 World Cup in 2026 and 2030 during this period. At the same time, there will also be ODI World Cup in 2027 and 2031. This means cricket fans will have a chance to watch the big ICC tournament every year.
ICC proposed Champions Cup in October last year
The ICC proposed the Champions Cup in ODIs and T20s in October last year. On this basis, it has been included in the Future Tour Program of 2023 to 2031. According to the ICC proposal, the format of the proposed ODI Champions Cup will be similar to the Champions Trophy. But this tournament will be smaller than that. A total of 16 matches will be played between the 6 teams. The Champions Cup will be played not only in men but also in women's cricket. The Women's ODI Champions Cup will be played in 2023 and 2027, while the T20 Champions Cup is proposed to be held in 2024 and 2026. Apart from this, there will be Women's World Cup in 2025 and 2029. At the same time, there will also be the Women's T20 World Cup in 2026 and 2030.
ICC member countries have to clear their stand on hosting by 15 March
The ICC has sent the proposal of this tournament to the member countries. They have to clear their stance on hosting the proposed tournament by 15 March. As per the hosting conditions, if a country hosts a cricket tournament, its revenue from ticket sales, hotels and catering will go to it, while the revenue from broadcast and other commercial activities will go to the ICC's pocket. However, the BCCI, England and Wales Cricket Board and Cricket Australia (CA) will not be happy with this proposal of ICC. Because these three cricket boards are insisting on bilateral series. These countries have plans to conduct Four Nation tournaments. In this regard, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has also met the officials of the three cricket boards.
Big cricket board unhappy with ICC proposal
All three boards are also unhappy with this proposal of the ICC. Because according to this, if a cricket tournament is organized between 2023 and 2031, there will not be a place in the calendar year for the bilateral series. In such a situation, their earnings will be less than the ICC.