ICC Champions Trophy 2013
After all those controversies of IPL, it’s time to head back to international cricket now. The teams have been gathering in UK to participate in an ICC event which is going to be organized for the last time. Yes, I am talking about the ICC Champions Trophy which is also known as mini world cup.
There are 8 countries taking part in this prestigious tournament and they have been classified into a couple of groups- group A and group B.
The total no. of matches which are going to be played in the tournament is 15.
The opening match will be played between India and South Africa at Kenning ton Oval, London.
The first Group A match will take place on June 8. The arch rivals England and Australia will be taking on each other in that match at Birmingham.
Each team will play against the other three teams of its group once and will get 2 points for each win. The two top teams from each group will qualify for the semi finals.
The no. 1 team of Group A will face the no. 2 team of Group B in the first semi final, while, in the second semi final, the no. 1 Group B team and the no. 2 Group A team will square off.
The two semi final matches will be played on 19th & 20th of June at Kenning ton Oval and Sophia Gardens respectively, while, the final match will be played at Birmingham on June 23.
The tournament will be broadcast live on Star Cricket in India and Pakistan, on Sky Sports in England and New Zealand, on Fox Sports in Australia, on Super sport TV in South Africa and on CSN in Sri Lanka.