On the 1st of June, the ICC declared the schedule of the global cricket events for men’s cricket. After ICC’s conference meeting, it was affirmed that the ICC Champions Trophy tournament, a consists of eight international teams, will be once again introduced and played in 2024 and 2028. The tournament will follow past selection rules with 2 groups of 4 teams, two semi-finals, and one last final match. The T-20 World Cup, which is at present being played with 16 teams, will be extended to twenty international teams in the 2024-2031 ICC global event schedule.
Upwards of four T20 World Cup competitions will be played in this schedule. The T20 World Cup will be a 55-match game. The One Day world cup, which was brought down to ten teams 2 years ago, will be extended to fourteen teams in 2027 and 2031. 54 matches will be played in the T20 World Cups. The International Cricket Council, following a conference of its committee member on June 1, expressed that the hosts for the men’s ICC tournament for the following cycle would be chosen in Sept month while the event for women’s and U-19 competitions would start in the month of Nov.
During the ICC champions trophy, starting in 1998, the board member has been out on its profitability. The gloomy contends that since its one-day format conflicted with that of the World Cup, it ought to be racked. Yet, it presently appears, the differentiating view has won, and it will be once again introduced in 2025 with 8 ICC teams contending.
The ICC World Cup will have 2 groups of 7 ICC teams, with the top 3 teams in each group table advancing to a top 6 table group, trailed by semi-finals and last final game. This is the very same format that was before utilized in the 2003’s world cup. The T20 world cup will comprise 4 groups of 5 ICC teams, with the top 2 teams from every group going through to a top 8 teams, trailed by the knockout phases of semi-finals and a final match.
International Cricket Council’s CEO Geoff Allardice stated that “Having the International Cricket Council competition plan affirmed through to 2031 is important to advance forward for cricket and will shape the premise of our development methodology for the following 10 years.
“The changed way to deal with choosing has for our cricketing occasions will give us significantly more adaptability to become the game and connect new fans. There is a more modest pool of nations with the framework expected to have our Men’s occasions which limits the selection process. Furthermore, large numbers of our individuals communicated interest in facilitating Women’s ICC tournament and U19 occasions which offers us an extraordinary chance to organize occasions in set up and arising cricket countries”.