England lifts world cup 2019
England lifts world cup 2019

ICC Updates cricket men’s World Cup: In a press release, the ICC also said that the men’s T20 World Cup will be expanded to 20 teams and will take place every two years from 2024-2030.

ICC Updates on Men’s Cricket World Cup

“The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup will become a 14 team, 54 match event in 2027 and 2031, whilst the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will be expanded to a 20 team, 55 match event in 2024, 2026, 2028, and 2030. An eight-team Champions Trophy will be hosted in 2025 and 2029. ICC World Test Championship Finals will be hosted in 2025, 2027, 2029, and 2031,” read an ICC statement.

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup format

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup format will have two groups of seven, with the top three in each group progressing to a Super Six stage, followed by semi-finals and final. This is the same format that was used in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2003.

Only 10 sides contested the 2019 World Cup, won by hosts England, compared to 14 team competition four years earlier.

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup format

The format of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will consist of four groups of five, with the top two from each group going through to a Super Eights stage, followed by the knockout stages of semi-finals and a final.

Champions Trophy format

The Champions Trophy will follow previous editions with two groups of four, semi-finals and final.

Meanwhile, the Champions Trophy, a ‘mini’ World Cup last staged in 2017, when Pakistan won in England, is to be revived again in 2025 and 2029 as an event for the top-ranked eight one-day international teams.

Pakistan lifts 2017 Champions Trophy
Pakistan lifts 2017 Champions Trophy

World Test Championship

The board, however, has retained the format for the World Test Championship in the next cycle, with nine teams playing six series each to compete in the final every two years.

Geoff Allardice’s view

ICC Acting Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said: “Having the ICC event schedule confirmed through to 2031 is a significant step forward for cricket and will form the basis of our growth strategy for the next decade.

“The revised approach to selecting hosts for our events will give us much more flexibility to grow the game and engage new fans. There is a smaller pool of countries with the infrastructure needed to host our senior Men’s events which narrows the selection process. Additionally, many of our members expressed interest in hosting Women’s and U19 events which gives us a great opportunity to stage events in established and emerging cricket nations.”

Full list of upcoming International events from 2024-31

YearMen’sWomen’sU19
2024T20 World CupT20 World CupMen’s CWC
2025Champions TrophyCricket World CupWomen’s T20WC
World Test Championship Final          –          –
2026T20 World CupT20 World CupMen’s CWC
2027Cricket World CupT20 Champions TrophyWomen’s T20WC
World Test Championship Final          –          –
2028T20 World CupT20 World CupMen’s CWC
2029Champions TrophyCricket World CupWomen’s T20WC
World Test Championship Final          –          –
2030T20 World CupT20 World CupMen’s CWC
2031Cricket World CupT20 Champions TrophyWomen’s T20WC
World Test Championship Final          –          –

 

Also read: ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Winners List Since 1973