Cricket is one of the most popular sports around the globe with more than fan following of 2.5 billion fans all over the world. International Cricket Council (ICC) runs the cricket sport and it organizes major events of the second most popular sport in the world.
Major Cricket Events
- ICC Cricket World Cup
- ICC T20 World Cup
- ICC World Test Championship
- Asia Cup
- Ashes Series
- ICC Champions Trophy
1. ICC Cricket World Cup
This is the top most cricket event and it is contested in every four years. Top cricket playing nations compete in the cricket world cup. It is played in 50-over cricket format. Both men’s and women’s tournaments are being held. It was introduced in 1975.
2. ICC T20 World Cup
ICC organizes t20 world cup in every span of two years (generally). This tournament is being played in twenty20 format which is a 20-over game per side. ICC T20 world cup was introduced in 2007. Previously till 2018, it was known as ICC World Twenty20.
3. ICC World Test Championship
To boost test cricket, International Cricket Council introduced World Test Championship in 2019. Top test cricket playing nations compete in the event and it’s first final will be held in June 2021.
4. Asia Cup
Top asian cricket teams play in the Asia Cup and usually it is scheduled to take place in every two years span. Asian Cricket Council (ACC) manages this tournament. It is played in both 50-over and 20-over format, depending on the following year’s world cup type; ODI world cup or twenty20 world cup.
5. Ashes Series
Ashes series is one of the most popular bilateral cricket series and it is being played between England and Australia, two arch rival nations.
6. ICC Champions Trophy
This ICC tournament was played with ODI cricket format. ICC champions trophy was introduced in 1998 and in 2017, the last edition of CT was played in England. ICC scraped the Cricket Champions Trophy in 2018 and replaced it with T20 world cup to take place from 2021.