The International Cricket Council (ICC) plans to organise a T20 Champions Cup in the 2023-31 cycle, according to ESPN Cricinfo. A total of 48 matches will be played in the tournament where top ten teams will compete. This is the same number of games which was played during last year's 50-over World Cup.
As per 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. ICC plans to hold all these events for both men and women teams.
The 50-over Champions Cup can be considered the same as the Champions Trophy. However, the T20 Champions Cup can be treated like a World Cup.
ICC's full-member nations have been given until March 15 to submit expressions of interest to bid for global events in the 2023-2031 cycle.
This proposal may not go down well with the BCCI, Cricket Australia and ECB as these three boards earlier expressed interest for having broad windows for bilateral cricket.