ICC Champions Trophy

International Cricket Council's Champions Trophy, also widely famous as the Mini World Cup among the cricket world, is cricket's One Day International tournament 2nd in importance to the Cricket World Cup Tournament.

The opening tournament was inaugurated as ICC Knock Out tournament in the year 1998 and has been played each two years since then. The name of the event was changed to the Champions Trophy in the year 2002. Originally, all ten full ICC members were participating, together with (for the first four competitions) two associate members. As per ICC declaration, from 2008, this will be changed to the 8 highest-ranked ODI teams as placed 6 months out from the tournament.

2013 ICC Champions Trophy

ICC's Champions Trophy is very much popular and considered much esteemed among all the cricket playing nations. The 2013 ICC Champions Trophy will host by the England and Wales Cricket Board. England last hosted the big event in 2004. The decision to pass the 2013 competition to England was made at an ICC meeting in Singapore where the governing body announced the hosts for other upcoming major tournaments. All ICC nations will participate along with two associate members.

The 50-over contest is the second largest one day competition behind the inaugural World Cup yet the trophy remains a esteemed prize. This will be the second occasion the tournament will be held on English soil.