The International Cricket Council (ICC) is planning to host a T20 Champions Cup and an ODI Champions Cup between 2023 and 2031.
According to the ICC’s proposal, there would be a T20 Champions Cup in 2024 and 2028 and an ODI Champions Cup in 2025 and 2029, alongside the T20 World Cups in 2026 and 2030, and the ODI World Cups in 2027 and 2031.
As per reports, the T20 Champions Cup will have the top ten teams in the world play 48 matches that is the same number of games which was played during the 50-over World Cup last year.
ICC’s member countries have been given until March 15 to submit expressions of interest to bid for global events in the 2023-2031 cycle.
However, many of the cricket bodies such as BCCI, ECB and Cricket Australia have earlier wished for expanding bilateral cricket matches as it is a significant platform to raise money.
With the ICC’s decision to introduce new cricket tournaments, the window for holding bilateral series would significantly come down .
Moreover, the ICC is also planning to hold a Champions Cup for both T20 and 50-over matches for women’s game.