The ICC Champions Trophy: 2017 also called Mini world cup is scheduled to be a One Day International (ODI) cricket tournament held in England and Wales between 1 and 18 June 2017.This will be the 8th edition of the tournament. The top eight teams in the ICC ODI Championship rankings as of 30 September 2015 qualified for the tournament. The eight teams were divided into two groups of four.
Bangladesh replaced the West Indies, who finished outside the top eight in ninth position, in the ICC ODI Team Rankings on the cut-off date. Bangladesh returned to the ICC Champions Trophy for the first time since 2006, and for the first time a major Test team, the West Indies, lost their place in the Champions Trophy and hosted by Wales Cricket Board (ECB) from 1 to 18 June.
Bangladesh’s last participation in the ICC Champions Trophy was in India when it featured in the qualifying round. It lost to Sri Lanka (by 37 runs) and the West Indies (by 10 wickets). Its only victory was against Zimbabwe by 101 runs.
The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be a 15-match tournament, with teams split into two groups of four, with the top two teams in each group progressing to the semi-finals. The groups and the schedule for the ICC Champions Trophy will be announced in due course.
With the sides for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 now confirmed, the next important qualification date in the diaries of the 12 teams in the ICC ODI Team Rankings will be 30 September 2017.
That is the date when the top eight ranked sides on the ICC ODI Team Rankings will earn direct qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to be hosted by the ECB. The bottom four sides will get a second chance to complete the 10-team line-up in the ICC Cricket World Cup when they will be joined by teams from the ICC World Cricket League Championship and the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018.
As such, all bilateral ODI cricket in the lead up to 30 September 2017, including the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, will now have greater importance as only 27 points separate second-ranked India from ninth-ranked West Indies.
Champions Trophy 2017 Fixtures Group A: Australia, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand
Champions Trophy 2017 Fixtures Group B: India, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka
Day matches will start at 10.30 AM (UK time), while day/night matches will start at 1.30 PM (UK time)
- June 1 (Thursday) – England Vs Bangladesh (The Oval) – 3 PM IST
- June 2 (Friday) – Australia Vs New Zealand (Edgbaston) – 3 PM IST
- June 3 (Saturday) – Sri Lanka Vs South Africa (The Oval) – 3 PM IST
- June 4 (Sunday) – India Vs Pakistan (Edgbaston) – 3 PM IST
- June 5 (Monday) – Australia Vs Bangladesh (The Oval) – Day/Night – 6 PM IST
- June 6 (Tuesday) – New Zealand Vs England (Cardiff) – 3 PM IST
- June 7 (Wednesday) – Pakistan Vs South Africa (Edgbaston) D/N – 6 PM IST
- June 8 (Thursday) – India Vs Sri Lanka (The Oval) – 3 PM IST
- June 9 (Friday) – New Zealand Vs Bangladesh (Cardiff) – 3 PM IST
- June 10 (Saturday) – England Vs Australia (Edgbaston) – 3 PM IST
- June 11 (Sunday) – India Vs South Africa (The Oval) – 3 PM IST
- June 12 (Monday) – Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan (Cardiff) – 3 PM IST
- June 13 (Tuesday) – REST DAY
- June 14 (Wednesday) – 1st Semi-final (A1 Vs B2) (Cardiff) – 3 PM IST
- June 15 (Thursday) – 2nd Semi-final (A2 Vs B1) (Edgbaston) – 3 PM IST
- June 16, 17 – REST DAYS
- June 18 (Sunday) – FINAL (The Oval) – 3 PM IST
- June 19 (Monday) – Reserve Day for the FINAL
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