The ICC Champions Trophy is the One Day International (ODI) cricket tournament which is organised by International Cricket Council (ICC).
It is considered important event in cricket, only after the Cricket World Cup.
The ICC Champions Trophy was inaugurated in the year 1998 as ICC Knock out Tournament. It was later named as Champions Trophy in 2002.
Since the year 2009, the number of teams participating in the ICC Champions Trophy has remained eight. These are the eight highest-ranked ODI teams.
The ICC Champions Trophy 2013
The ICC Champions Trophy 2013 was held in England and Wales between 6 June 2013 and 23 June 2013.
Three cities in all hosted the matches, which were London (at The Oval), Birmingham (at Edgbaston) and Cardiff (at the SWALEC Stadium).
The winners of the tournament earned 2 million US dollar as the prize money. This is the largest amount since the beginning of the tournament.
The ICC Champions Trophy 2013 was the seventh and final ICC Champions Trophy. This was be replaced by ICC World Test Championship in 2017.In the lead-up to the 2013 tournament, the ICC announced that the 2013 Champions Trophy was to be the last, with its place in the cricketing calendar to be taken by a new ICC World Test Championship. However, in January 2014, that decision was reversed, due to the massive success of the 2013 edition, with the ICC confirming that the 2017 Champions Trophy tournament would take place and the proposed Test Championship was cancelled
Eight teams participated in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 and these were- England, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Australia, India, South Africa, West Indies and Pakistan.
India clinched the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 on 23 June 2013 against England at Edgbaston in Birmingham with a five-run victory.
India made a total of 129 runs in 20 overs for seven wickets. It then restricted England to 124 for eight. Ravindra Jadeja was declared as theMan of the Match after he took two wickets and scored unbeaten 33 runs. He was also awarded with the Golden Ball for grabbing maximum number of wickets in the series.
Sikhar Dhawan was declared as the Man of the Series. This was the second Champions Trophy title of India. Earlier, it had won the title jointly with Sri Lanka in the year 2002.
The ICC Champions Trophy 2017
England qualified for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 automatically as hosts, and were joined by the seven other highest-ranked teams in the ODI rankings as of 30 September 2015 .