LAHORE – The Champions Trophy will now now not be a 50-over-tournament however a full-fledged World T20 occasion, the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) determined this week.
This implies the reigning champion Pakistan won’t be defending the Champions Trophy received final 12 months towards India.
ICC Chief Government Dave Richardson stated the worldwide physique has “unanimously agreed” that the 2021 meet in India would now be a 16-team occasion within the shortest format.
“In all chance, the 2021 Champions Trophy will probably be a World T20,” in response to the ICC CEO.
It was reported earlier that the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) would resist any try from the ICC to scrap the 2021 Champions Trophy in India, changing it with a World T20 as a substitute.
The BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry stated that taking away Champions Trophy would lead to a lack of roughly $30 million to BCCI coffers.
The World T20 in 2020 will probably be held in Australia and the World T20 in 2021 will probably be held in India.