England will host the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 in Cardiff, at Edgbaston and at The Oval from June 6 to 23, the ECB has confirmed.
Champions Trophy 2013 is begun on Thursday, June 6, 2013 in England.
Australia are the current Champions Trophy holders won the title in India last year, also beating West Indies by eight wickets in the final.
The ICC Champions Trophy 2013 will be contested by eight teams that which are seeded and divided into two groups. Each team play every other team in its group once. Following the group stage, the top two teams from each group progresses to the semi-finals, where the winner of Group A plays the runner up of Group B (in the 1st semi-final) and the winner of Group B plays the runner up of Group A (in the 2nd semi-final). The winners of the semi-finals contest the Final. The ICC intends that the 2013 Champions Trophy will be the last (7 th from 1998-2013), with its place in the cricketing calendar taken by a new ICC World Test Championship in 2017.
England are set to host the first World Test CHAMPIONSHIP in 2017 and the second one will be hosted by India in 2021.
ICC Champions Trophy Records:
Leading run scorersin Champions Trophy
Sourav Ganguly in 13 Matchs 665 Runs
Jacques Kallis in 17 Matchs 653 Runs
Rahul Dravid in 19 Matchs 627 Runs
Ricky Ponting in 18 Matchs 593 Runs
Highest individual score in Champions Trophy
Andy Flower 145
Sourav Ganguly 141*
Sachin Tendulkar 141
Graeme Smith 141
Leading wicket takers in Champions Trophy
Kyle Mills in 12 Matchs 22 Wickets
Brett Lee in 16 Matchs 22 Wickets
Glenn McGrath in 12 Matchs 21 Wickets
Jacques Kallis in 17 Matchs 20 Wickets
Best bowling in Champions Trophy
Shahid Afridi 5/11
Makhaya Ntini 5/21
Mervyn Dillon 5/29
Jacques Kallis 5/30