Kolkata – The World Cricket Council stated Thursday it is going to kill off the Champions Trophy match and exchange it with a global T20 championship that will probably be held each two years.
The death-knell for the 50-over Champions Trophy is the newest level of efforts to make use of 20 over cricket in a brand new marketing campaign to get wider popularity and a possible Olympic position.
“The T20 layout we at all times knew used to be the automobile for rising the sport and remodeling the sport from being a recreation performed by way of a couple of international locations to a in point of fact international recreation,” ICC leader government Dave Richardson stated after the sector frame met in Kolkata.
The following Champions Trophy “will probably be was a global T20 and that matches in with our technique to make use of T20 as some way of rising the sport,” Richardson added.
It way there will probably be a International T20 in Australia in 2020 and any other the next yr. However Richardson stated after 2021 the International T20 could be held each two years “to supply extra groups with extra alternatives to play”.
The 50-over International Cup will stay a 4 once a year match. It’s in England subsequent yr and India in 2023.
Richardson stated cricket nonetheless holds out hope of having an Olympic position by the point of the 2028 Los Angeles Video games.
In an extra spice up to the T20 sport, the ICC has additionally determined to offer “global standing” to all 20 over fits between the sector frame’s 100-plus member countries.
“New minimal requirements will probably be offered making it as simple as conceivable for individuals to play global cricket in a sustainable and reasonably priced method,” stated an ICC remark.
International scores may also be offered from November for ladies’s groups and Might 2019 for males.