BCCI set to roadblock attempts to convert 2021 Champions Trophy to World T20

The BCCI would resist any attempt from the ICC to scrap the 2021 Champions Trophy in India, replacing it with a World T20 instead. Cricket board treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry said doing away with the Champions Trophy would result in a loss of approximately $30 million to BCCI coffers.

It is learnt that the ICC conclave in Auckland last year had floated the idea of replacing the 2021 Champions Trophy with a World T20, which the BCCI team rejected. The matter might once again come up for discussion at the ICC Board meetings in Kolkata on Wednesday and Thursday under Item No. 6.2 on the agenda that says, “Formats and ICC Competition Architecture” as reported by The Indian Express.

Back-to-back World T20s to replace Champions Trophy

Say goodbye to the Champions Trophy – again – and get ready for back-to-back editions of the World T20. The future of one of the most popular ODI tournaments has been seemingly sealed with the ICC board moving to replace the 2021 Champions Trophy, scheduled to be held in India, with a World T20. That will be the second World T20 in two years, following the 2020 event in Australia. India will host 2021 World T20, as well as the 2023 World Cup.

“ICC Members have signed off a new Future Tours Programme (FTP) for 2019-2023 that incorporates the introduction of a World Test Championship and an additional ICC World T20 event in place of the Champions Trophy in 2021,” an ICC release said. “This provides opportunities for 16 teams to compete at a global level with a sub-regional, regional and global qualification process every two years, giving more regular cricket to more Members.”

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Champions Trophy scrapped, to be replaced by World T20

The International Cricket Council (ICC) board on Thursday approved replacing the Champions Trophy 2021, scheduled to be held in India, with back-to-back World T20 events.

The cricket’s governing body, on the final day of a week of ICC meetings in Kolkata, gave a green light to an additional ICC World T20 event in place of the Champions Trophy in 2021.

The World T20 will also be played in Australia in 2020.

T20 international status

The ICC also announced to award international status to all T20I matches, along with plans to introduce global rankings in the format.

The T20 international status will be granted to all 104 Members, the decision being part of the wider strategic aim of using the T20 format to globalise the game, it said.

World Test Championship

During the meeting, ICC Members signed off a new Future Tours Programme (FTP) for 2019-2023 that incorporates the introduction of a World Test Championship and an additional ICC World T20 event in place of the Champions Trophy in 2021 as reported by Geo TV.

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