Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Ecb Recommend 2017 Champions Trophy Follows Same Formula As 2013

Ecb Recommend 2017 Champions Trophy Follows Same Formula As 2013

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have recommended that the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 follow the successful formula of the 2013 event with The Oval, Edgbaston and Cardiff being the venues proposed.

Steve Elworthy, the ECB’s Head of Global Events, said: "The format and the venues in 2013 proved extremely popular and the fans turned out in record numbers for the event.

"All three venues will be keen to repeat their success from the last tournament and I am sure they will have learnt from the experience which will lead to the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 being even more memorable."

Giles Clarke, the ECB chairman, added: "There has never been such a concerted period of high class international cricket in England and Wales.

"ECB will host three global events with the Champions Trophy 2017, the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2017 and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 within two years.

 "This is a golden time for spectators to watch cricket in our country and we know from the experiences of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 that the tournament appeals to fans from all ethnic backgrounds and they are most welcome in our grounds."

In 2013 Edgbaston held the 50-over final between India, the eventual winners, and hosts England while in 2017 it is planned that The Oval will host its second ICC Champions Trophy final – the other being in 2004 when West Indies beat England.

All venues are subject to ICC approval.