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The ICC is planning for the T20 and ODI Champions Cup

According to the proposal, the T20 Champions Cup will feature 48 matches between the top 10 teams in the world. It will be similar to the World Cup played in England last year.

Champions Cup proposal
Champions Cup proposal (Image source: ICC)

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is considering organizing a T20 Champions Cup and an ODI International Cup (ODI) during 2023-2031 to increase revenue.

According to the sports website ESPNcricinfo, the T20 Champions Cup will feature 48 matches between the top 10 teams in the world. It will be similar to the World Cup played in England last year.

ICC also planning to organize the Champions Cup for both T20 and ODI formats for women. The 6 teams will play 16–16 matches in both formats.

According to the proposal International Cricket Council (ICC), there will be T20 Champions Cup in 2024 and 2028. Similarly, there are plans to organize ODI Champions Cup in 2025 and 2029. During this time, T20 World Cup is also proposed to be held in 2026 and 2030.

There will also be ODI World Cup in 2027 and 2031. If this ICC proposal is approved. Cricket fans will be able to watch a big ICC tournament every year.

However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Cricket Australia (CA) and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have opposed the proposal.

Actually, these three cricket boards are emphasizing on organizing more and more bilateral series. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has also met officials of both the other cricket boards in this regard.

The ICC has sent the proposal of this tournament to the member countries. Member countries have to clear their stand by hosting the proposed tournament by 15 March.

According to the hosting conditions, if a country organizes a cricket tournament, its revenue from ticket sales, hotels and catering will go to it, while the revenue from broadcast and other commercial activities will go to the ICC account. The decision can make at the ICC meeting held in the last week of March.

ICC Proposed Schedule from 2023 to 2031

  • Women’s Champions Cup ODI 2023
  • Men’s Champions Cup T20 2024
  • Women’s Champions Cup T20 2024
  • World Test Championships Test 2025
  • Men’s Champions Cup ODI 2025
  • Women’s World Cup ODI 2025
  • Men’s World Cup T20 2026
  • Women’s World Cup T20 2026
  • World Test Championships Test 2027
  • Men’s World Cup ODI 2027
  • Women’s Champions Cup ODI 2027
  • Men’s Champions Cup T20 2028
  • Women’s Champions Cup T20 2028
  • World Test Championships Test 2029
  • Men’s Champions Cup ODI 2029
  • Men’s Champions Cup ODI 2029
  • Men’s World Cup T20 2030
  • Women’s World Cup T20 2030
  • World Test Championships T20 2031
  • Men’s World Cup ODI 2031

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