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Champions Trophy News
8 Teams confirmed for ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Tournament Overview: ICC Champions Trophy 2017ICC all set to hold Champions Trophy in 2017 scrapping the idea of Test Championship as confirmed before.
The ICC Champions Trophy is an elite and one of the most awaited tournaments comprising of the top eight nations in the Reliance ICC ODI Rankings. The tournament is being held after every four years. Even though ICC decided to replace the Champions Trophy with Test Championship after the 2013 tournament, it was reverted back by the board committee confirming the 2017 Champions Trophy to be played as usual. The Champions Trophy 2017 will be held in England and will see top 8 teams come together once again and play for the ultimate glory over a period of 2 weeks.
As per current ICC Rankings, the teams that will participate in the 2017 edition of Champions Trophy are Australia, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, England, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. Bangladesh replaces West Indies while there is still no place for the associate teams in this year Champions Trophy edition.
The current format is that the teams play a round robin tournament to enter the final knock out stages and then the winner is decided. Over the history of the tournament Australia and India have been the most successful teams as they have won the titles 2 times each. Winners of the competition include South Africa (1998), New Zealand (2000), Sri Lanka (2002), who were joint winners after the final was washed-out, West Indies (2004), Australia (2006 and 2009) and India (2002 and 2013).
While final and detailed fixtures of Champions Trophy have not been announced by ICC, it is confirmed that the tournament will be 2-week long which is scheduled to be played from 1st June 2017 till 19th of June.
See the updated Champions Trophy schedule 2017.
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