The eighth edition of ICC Champions Trophy is scheduled to play from 1 to 18 June, 2017 in England. A total of 8 national cricket teams will participate in the prestigious ODI tournament. India is the title defending champion in tournament as they won 2013 ICC Champions Trophy by defeating England.
England Cricket Board proposed Cardiff, Edgbaston and The Oval to ICC as hosting venues for Champions trophy and the International Cricket Council Committee approved proposed venues when announced fixtures of 2017 Champions Trophy on 1st June 2016. The Oval will be hosting CT final on 18th June.
- The Oval
England became first team to qualify for 2017 champions trophy as they were give hosting rights of the competition. Rest 7 teams of the tournament came after their good MRF ICC ODI rankings. However West Indies failed to enter in the ct17 meanwhile Bangladesh qualified first time for champions trophy.
- South Africa
- New Zealand
- Sri Lanka
See more: ICC Champions Trophy winners
Participating 8 teams are categorized into two groups namely A and B. Top two teams from each group will qualify for champions trophy semi-finals which are scheduled for 14 and 15 June.
|Group A||Group B|
|New Zealand||Sri Lanka|
Check more: All 8 teams squad for CT17
The schedule of 2017 Champions Trophy was announced on 1st June 2016 just before the one year of beginning of championship in England. The opening game of tournament is scheduled to be played between England and Bangladesh at The Oval. Title defenders Indian team to face arch rival Pakistan on June 4 at Edgbaston. Semi-finals are set to be played on 14 and 15 June while final is scheduled for 18 June 2017.
|1 June 2017||Match 1||England vs Bangladesh||The Oval|
|2 June 2017||Match 2||New Zealand vs Australia||Edgbaston|
|3 June 2017||Match 3||Sri Lanka vs South Africa||The Oval|
|4 June 2017||Match 4||India vs Pakistan||Edgbaston|
|5 June 2017||Match 5||Australia vs Bangladesh||The Oval|
|6 June 2017||Match 6||England vs New Zealand||Cardiff|
|7 June 2017||Match 7||Pakistan vs South Africa||Edgbaston|
|8 June 2017||Match 8||India vs Sri Lanka||The Oval|
|9 June 2017||Match 9||New Zealand vs Bangladesh||Cardiff|
|10 June 2017||Match 10||England vs Australia||Edgbaston|
|11 June 2017||Match 11||India vs South Africa||The Oval|
|12 June 2017||Match 12||Sri Lanka vs Pakistan||Cardiff|
|14 June 2017||Match 13||Semi-Final: England vs TBC||Cardiff|
|15 June 2017||Match 14||Semi-Final: Bangladesh vs TBC||Edgbaston|
|18 June 2017||Match 15||Final||The Oval|
It’s a global event and various broadcasting networks will telecast live ICC Champions Trophy 2017 matches around the globe.
|Australia||Fox Sports, Foxtel Sports|
|Bangladesh||BTV, Maasranga, Gazi TV|
|India||Star Sports, DD National, Hotstar|
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports, Sky Go|
|New Zealand||Sky TV|
|Pakistan||TEN Sports, PTV Sports|
|China and Asian Sub-continent||Fox Network Group|
|Middle East & North Africa||OSN|
|Sri Lanka||Star Sports, SLRC|
|United States of America (USA)||Willow TV|
I would like to propose best format for 2019 world cup. In this format 15 Teams can participate with only 42 Matches.
In other proposal 16 Teams with 49 matches. This is best suited as this format will enhance Chances of best teams playing with each other. All top 8 teams will get chance to crack with each other
ICC have already announced the 10 teams will compete in 2019 cricket world cup: https://www.sportsmirchi.com/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019/