Champions Trophy on way out, say ICC

Updated: 05 March 2011 15:56 IST

The Champions Trophy could be axed as part of a reorganisation of the global cricket calendar, International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat said on Saturday.

Chennai:

The Champions Trophy could be axed as part of a reorganisation of the global cricket calendar, International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat said on Saturday.

The one-day tournament, which started in 1998, and has usually been held every two years since, may be squeezed out by the new Test world championship, set to be played in England in 2013.

Lorgat said the ICC wanted to create a "pinnacle" in all three formats with a Test world championship, the 50-over World Cup and World Twenty20.

He added it was difficult to see where the Champions Trophy, currently held by Australia, would fit into such a schedule.

"What we're trying to work towards is a pinnacle event in each format," Lorgat said. "So if we're looking to our next cycle we might think definitely about (losing) the Champions Trophy."

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