England news June 1, 2012

Edgbaston to host Champions Trophy final

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England will host the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in Cardiff, at Edgbaston and at The Oval from June 6 to 23, the ECB has confirmed. Edgbaston will host the final of the tournament, which will be the last time it is played as the ICC moves towards having one championship for each of the game's three formats from 2015.

"Wales has earned an outstanding reputation for its ability to deliver world-class sporting events and we are delighted that Cardiff will be used as a host venue for the ICC Champions Trophy and stage a semi-final," David Collier, the chief executive of the ECB, said.

England last hosted the Champions Trophy in 2004, with West Indies emerging victorious. The ten Test-playing nations joined USA and Kenya to compete in fifteen matches during that series.

Champions Trophy schedule

Group stage: June 6-17 (Cardiff, Edgbaston and The Oval)
Semi-finals: June 19 (The Oval), June 20 (Cardiff)
Final: June 23 (Edgbaston)

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  • SirViv1973 on June 4, 2012, 16:58 GMT

    @Gizza the largest cricket venue in Ireland is Clontarf in Dublin and holds just over 3,000 spectators how are the ICC going to make any money out of a tournament held there ?

  • Plz_Dont_Get_Whitewashed on June 4, 2012, 11:24 GMT

    What is a "Champions Trophy" ????

  • on June 4, 2012, 11:08 GMT

    cricket is a funny game. U never know.

  • Gizza on June 3, 2012, 1:46 GMT

    It is odd that the Champs Trophy wasn't spread around as it was meant to be. Originally I thought it was a great idea. Played in places like Bangladesh and Kenya. Also a quick knockout format like in tennis or the FA Cup. Adopting these principles, the Champions Trophy should be held in Ireland instead of England (Afghanistan would also a great choice were it not for safety issues). And again a knockout format. But better for there to be no Champs Trophy than a badly organised one so I'm glad to see it go after 2013.

  • anur8g on June 2, 2012, 15:27 GMT

    No Lord's????? Is there any prob with ECB?

  • vrn59 on June 2, 2012, 14:16 GMT

    Many people think, and rightly so, that the Champions Trophy is meaningless, but it's an entertaining tournament nonetheless. England cannot win it with their present ODI side but it is difficult to predict what happens a year later. Australia, India (if they can acclimatise to swinging conditions) and even Sri Lanka are bound to do well. My favourites are South Africa, though. A fantastic team that really needs to get some trophy now. It'll also give them some confidence going into the ODI World Cup in 2015.

  • SirViv1973 on June 2, 2012, 8:21 GMT

    @rahulcricket007, I think the idea is to cut down on travelling, besides South Africa only used 2 venues in 2009!

  • on June 2, 2012, 7:32 GMT

    thank God its England. finally something for both batsmen and bowlers! not India where batsmen are kings, thanks to flat wickets! its always good to see a tough contest in England, Australia and SA!

  • RandyOZ on June 2, 2012, 4:40 GMT

    There are only two teams who are any good at ODI cricket; Australia and South Africa. You may as well call the ODI series next summer the Champions Trophy.

  • RandyOZ on June 2, 2012, 4:37 GMT

    Good to know where Australia are going to lift yet another trophy. The cabinet is packed.

  • SirViv1973 on June 4, 2012, 16:58 GMT

    @Gizza the largest cricket venue in Ireland is Clontarf in Dublin and holds just over 3,000 spectators how are the ICC going to make any money out of a tournament held there ?

  • Plz_Dont_Get_Whitewashed on June 4, 2012, 11:24 GMT

    What is a "Champions Trophy" ????

  • on June 4, 2012, 11:08 GMT

    cricket is a funny game. U never know.

  • Gizza on June 3, 2012, 1:46 GMT

    It is odd that the Champs Trophy wasn't spread around as it was meant to be. Originally I thought it was a great idea. Played in places like Bangladesh and Kenya. Also a quick knockout format like in tennis or the FA Cup. Adopting these principles, the Champions Trophy should be held in Ireland instead of England (Afghanistan would also a great choice were it not for safety issues). And again a knockout format. But better for there to be no Champs Trophy than a badly organised one so I'm glad to see it go after 2013.

  • anur8g on June 2, 2012, 15:27 GMT

    No Lord's????? Is there any prob with ECB?

  • vrn59 on June 2, 2012, 14:16 GMT

    Many people think, and rightly so, that the Champions Trophy is meaningless, but it's an entertaining tournament nonetheless. England cannot win it with their present ODI side but it is difficult to predict what happens a year later. Australia, India (if they can acclimatise to swinging conditions) and even Sri Lanka are bound to do well. My favourites are South Africa, though. A fantastic team that really needs to get some trophy now. It'll also give them some confidence going into the ODI World Cup in 2015.

  • SirViv1973 on June 2, 2012, 8:21 GMT

    @rahulcricket007, I think the idea is to cut down on travelling, besides South Africa only used 2 venues in 2009!

  • on June 2, 2012, 7:32 GMT

    thank God its England. finally something for both batsmen and bowlers! not India where batsmen are kings, thanks to flat wickets! its always good to see a tough contest in England, Australia and SA!

  • RandyOZ on June 2, 2012, 4:40 GMT

    There are only two teams who are any good at ODI cricket; Australia and South Africa. You may as well call the ODI series next summer the Champions Trophy.

  • RandyOZ on June 2, 2012, 4:37 GMT

    Good to know where Australia are going to lift yet another trophy. The cabinet is packed.

  • Robster1 on June 2, 2012, 0:47 GMT

    Zzzzzzz....who can now be bothered with this redundant tournament and passe 50 overs. It's all about money isn't it. Put it to bed now.

  • Meety on June 1, 2012, 23:29 GMT

    @jaycee71 - fair enough. I suppose that really says it all about the Champ Trophy, not even worthy of hosting the Final!!!!!!!

  • rukii on June 1, 2012, 17:00 GMT

    I'm not going to predict the winners one of RSA,AUS,ENG may win the ICC champion trophy. but im sure the that sri lanka will play the final and loose as usual.

  • bala2rahul on June 1, 2012, 16:52 GMT

    @jose puliampatta - there is no champions trophy scheduled for this year. i think you got confused between champions trophy and champions league.

  • on June 1, 2012, 15:54 GMT

    Why can't they close down Champions Trophy tournament after this year's is over. Period. Why drag this meaningless tournament to 2013! Yaaaawn!

  • yorkshirematt on June 1, 2012, 15:43 GMT

    Never seen the point of this tournament. There is already an ODI world cup. Hence the reason this will be the last.

  • jaycee71 on June 1, 2012, 14:37 GMT

    Meety, I think Lord's passed up the chance to host the Champions Trophy in favour of a New Zealand Test match, the MCC would rather host Tests than ODIs (Aus don't play any ODIs at Lord's next year either), rahulcricket007, there's plenty of grounds in England, but for such a short tournament, it makes sense to base it around 3 grounds, same applies to T20 World Cup and Champions League T20

  • on June 1, 2012, 14:31 GMT

    champions trophy is a totally rubbish tournament.

  • Meety on June 1, 2012, 13:45 GMT

    Man I hate the Champions Trophy, although I will be hoping that Oz will have another 3-peat & keep the trophy in perpetuity!!! == == == Edgbaston & not Lords????????????

  • rahulcricket007 on June 1, 2012, 13:25 GMT

    only three venues used ? does england have a shortage of grounds ?

  • RyanHarrisGreatCricketer on June 1, 2012, 12:03 GMT

    A tournament with absolutely no context.

  • on June 1, 2012, 11:32 GMT

    The last Champions trophy in Cricket to be played in England, the place where cricket born. It will be played after one year and these times I suppose India can play better cricket in English Summer. Hope India will win this tournament. Nice Fixtures and 12 teams.

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  • on June 1, 2012, 11:32 GMT

    The last Champions trophy in Cricket to be played in England, the place where cricket born. It will be played after one year and these times I suppose India can play better cricket in English Summer. Hope India will win this tournament. Nice Fixtures and 12 teams.

  • RyanHarrisGreatCricketer on June 1, 2012, 12:03 GMT

    A tournament with absolutely no context.

  • rahulcricket007 on June 1, 2012, 13:25 GMT

    only three venues used ? does england have a shortage of grounds ?

  • Meety on June 1, 2012, 13:45 GMT

    Man I hate the Champions Trophy, although I will be hoping that Oz will have another 3-peat & keep the trophy in perpetuity!!! == == == Edgbaston & not Lords????????????

  • on June 1, 2012, 14:31 GMT

    champions trophy is a totally rubbish tournament.

  • jaycee71 on June 1, 2012, 14:37 GMT

    Meety, I think Lord's passed up the chance to host the Champions Trophy in favour of a New Zealand Test match, the MCC would rather host Tests than ODIs (Aus don't play any ODIs at Lord's next year either), rahulcricket007, there's plenty of grounds in England, but for such a short tournament, it makes sense to base it around 3 grounds, same applies to T20 World Cup and Champions League T20

  • yorkshirematt on June 1, 2012, 15:43 GMT

    Never seen the point of this tournament. There is already an ODI world cup. Hence the reason this will be the last.

  • on June 1, 2012, 15:54 GMT

    Why can't they close down Champions Trophy tournament after this year's is over. Period. Why drag this meaningless tournament to 2013! Yaaaawn!

  • bala2rahul on June 1, 2012, 16:52 GMT

    @jose puliampatta - there is no champions trophy scheduled for this year. i think you got confused between champions trophy and champions league.

  • rukii on June 1, 2012, 17:00 GMT

    I'm not going to predict the winners one of RSA,AUS,ENG may win the ICC champion trophy. but im sure the that sri lanka will play the final and loose as usual.