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Short history of ICC’s Champion’s trophy

Indian cricket players celebrate after winning the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 in Birmingham on June 23, 2013.

Indian cricket players celebrate after winning the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 in Birmingham on June 23, 2013.  

The latest edition of ICC Champions Trophy would be held from June 1, 2017.

Based on the huge success of the ODI World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) started an ICC Knock-out ODI tournament in 1998. All 10 ICC members took part in the 50-over competition, which was to be held bi-annually from then on.

Its name was changed to ICC Champions Trophy in 2002. From 2000 to 2004, along with all the ICC full members, associate members were also inducted into the tournament. Due to strenuous schedule for the teams, in 2009, ICC said that only the top eight ODI teams will play in the tournament. The top eight teams are based on the rankings six months prior to the tournament.

The world cricket body announced in 2012 that the 2013 edition would be the last Champions Trophy; instead, an ICC World Test Championship would be played. However, in January 2014, the ICC’s decision was deferred and all the members agreed to play Champions Trophy.

The latest edition of ICC Champions Trophy would be held from June 1, 2017 and England will be the host nation with the top-8 ODI teams participating.

Hosts and Champions

1998

Host: Bangladesh

Champions: South Africa defeated West Indies by four wickets.

2000

Host: Kenya

Champions: New Zealand defeated India by 4 wickets.

2002

Host: Sri Lanka.

Champions: In the rain-marred finals, India and Sri Lanka were declared the joint winners.

2004

Host: England.

Champions: West Indies defeated England by 2 runs.

2006

Host: India

Champions: Australia defeated West Indies by 8 wickets.

2009

Host: South Africa.

Champions: Australia defeated New Zealand by 6 wickets and lifted the trophy for the second time.

2013

Host: England

Champions: In the truncated finals, India defeated England by 5 runs and lifted the trophy for the second time.

Records

Leading wicket-taker: New Zealand’s Kyle Mills with 28 wickets in 15 matches

Best bowling: Sri Lanka's Farveez Maharoof with 6 for 14 against West Indies in 2006.

Most runs: West Indies' Chris Gayle was with 791 runs in 17 matches.

Highest individual score: New Zealand's Nathan Astle with 145 (not out) against United States.

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