The International Cricket Council (ICC) is bringing back the much-anticipated ICC Champions Trophy after an eight-year break. Following the last event in 2017, cricket enthusiasts can look forward to the tournament returning to Pakistan in 2025.
New Twist in Qualification:While the excitement builds, the ICC has introduced a unique twist to the qualification process. This twist brings in a level of unpredictability, potentially leaving out Test-playing nations such as Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from the global tournament.
Eight Teams, One ODI Format
The 2025 ICC Champions Trophy is set to showcase the skills of only eight teams, following the ODI format. This promises a thrilling competition with a condensed lineup of top cricketing nations battling it out for supremacy.
Intriguing Qualification Process
Teams eyeing a spot in the 2025 Champions Trophy will go through a straightforward yet intriguing qualification process. The top seven teams emerging from the ICC ODI World Cup group stage, along with the host nation, Pakistan, will secure their coveted spots, creating a competitive edge.
Implications for Teams
This unique approach to qualification has significant implications, especially for teams like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, who faced challenges in the 2023 World Cup.
Additionally, full-member nations like West Indies and Zimbabwe find themselves out of the race due to their failure to qualify for the 2023 World Cup.
The stage is set for an exhilarating competition among the qualified teams. Also read US Need Based Scholarship for Pakistani Students
List of Qualified Teams
- South Africa
- New Zealand
- Pakistan (hosts)