A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Champions Trophy tournament to end after 14 years

The Champions Trophy will be ended after 14 years

 

The International Cricket Council (ICC), have announced that the 2013 Champions Trophy, which is to be held in England, will be the last one, bringing an end to the tournament’s 14 year history.

The ICC, explained that they are moving towards having a championship for all three formats of the game by 2015.

The 50 over tournament, which was first launched in 1998, will not be featured on the ICC’s Future Tours Program after 2013.

ICC chief executive, Haroon Lorgat, said: “If you don’t see it in the schedule, it means it is not planned for the future.”

“We have said for a while that we would like one championship event for each format. We are including the Test championship in there. We have the World Cup to have the champion for 50-over cricket. So we are not planning to hold Champions Trophy in the future,” he added.

After its debut in 1998, the ICC Champions Trophy, was held every two years, until 2009.

The tournament originally featured all ten Test playing nations, along with two associate members in the first four editions.

However, the 2013 edition will only feature the top eight ODI teams.

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