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ICC approves 14 teams for ODI World Cup in next FTP

In the next cycle of the Future Tours Programmed, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has accepted 14 teams for the 50-over World Cup and 20 teams for the T20 World Cup.

Featuring 54 Matches

In 2027 and 2031, the ODI World Cup will feature 54 matches, with the ICC electing to adopt the same format as in 2003, The 14 teams will be divided into two groups, with the best three teams in each group qualifying for the Super Six and the top four teams will advance to the semi-finals, which will be followed by the final.

T20 World Cup Will Be Divided Into Four Groups

The 20 teams competing in the T20 World Cup will be divided into four groups, with the top two teams from each group progressing to the Super Eight stage, which will be followed by the semifinals and final. Following this In 2024,2026,2028, and2030, four T20 World Cups have been scheduled.

ICC Acting Chief Executive Geoff Allardice Statement

“Having the ICC event schedule confirmed through to 2031 is a significant step forward for cricket and will form the basis of our growth strategy for the next decade,”

“The revised approach to selecting hosts for our events will give us much more flexibility to grow the game and engage new fans.

“There is a smaller pool of countries with the infrastructure needed to host our senior Men’s events which narrows the selection process. Additionally, many of our Members expressed interest in hosting Women’s and U19 events which gives us a great opportunity to stage events in established and emerging cricket nations.”

THE ICC EVENTS – YEAR-WISE (MEN)

  • 2024:  T20 WC – 20 teams and 55 games
  • 2025: Champions Trophy – 8 teams and 15 games
  • 2025: World Test Championship final – 2 teams and 1 game
  • 2026: T20 WC – 20 teams and 55 games
  • 2027: ODI World Cup – 14 teams and 54 games
  • 2027: World Test Championship final – 2 teams and 1 game
  • 2028: T20 WC – 20 teams and 55 games
  • 2029: Champions Trophy – 8 teams and 15 games
  • 2029: World Test Championship final – 2 teams and 1 game
  • 2030: T20 WC – 20 teams and 55 games
  • 2031: ODI World Cup – 14 teams and 54 games
  • 2031: World Test Championship final – 2 teams and 1 game

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