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A history of the Champions Trophy

The ICC Champions Trophy

Six World Cups had been played by the time the International Cricket Council unveiled a secondary limited-overs competition for Test-playing nations.

With the aim of raising money to help ICC associate nations, the ICC Knock Out Trophy was contested in 1998 and 2000.

It became the Champions Trophy for 2002, 2004 and 2006 - but the biennial cycle was broken when the scheduled 2008 event in Pakistan was postponed for a year and subsequently switched to South Africa.

However, many commentators have called for it to be dropped from the overcrowded international cricket schedule.

see also
ICC Champions Trophy 2009
05 Oct 09 |  Cricket
Champions Trophy team guide
20 Sep 09 |  Cricket

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