The International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced another event in 1998 with the name Champions Trophy ODI (one-day internationals) on a knock-out basis later on the format has been changed. The theme and idea behind starting this tournament were to generate money for the development and promotion of cricket in non-test playing countries. Initially, it was decided that the champion trophy will be played after every two years and played up until 2009 but later on the period has been revised to four years and the ICC considered to finished this tournament and announced that the 2013’s champion trophy will be the last event but later on its been extended up to 2017 Although there was no champion trophy tournament contested in 2021 still it has been in 2025 and 2029 in the future schedule of ICC Cricket program that Pakistan and India will host the trophy accordingly
Champions Trophy 1998 – Bangladesh (Knock out)
The first event of the tournament was played in Bangladesh and a total of nine teams take part in the event the tournament was on the knockout system so a total of eight matches were played in the tournament.
The day-night final of the trophy was played in Dhaka between West Indies and South Africa. South Africa won the inaugural trophy by 4 wickets with 18 balls to spare. the final score was West Indies 245 and South Africa 248/4 in 47 overs.
Champions Trophy 2000 – Kenya (Knock out)
The second edition of the event was hosted by Kenya with the idea to boost cricket in that region. Eleven teams take part in the competition and a total of 10 matches were played
The final was played in Nairobi between India and New Zealand. New Zealand won the trophy beating India with the same margin of 4 wickets as the result of the final of the previous trophy. The final score was India 264/6 and New Zealand 265/6 in 49.2 overs.
Champions Trophy 2002 – Sri Lanka
The third edition of the champion trophy was hosted by Sri Lanka. The previous two events of the trophy were played on a knock-out basis but this tournament was not played on a knock-out system. A total of twelve teams taking part in the trophy were divided into four groups. The winner of each group will qualify for the semi-finals
|POOL 1||Australia||New Zealand||Bangladesh|
|POOL 3||South Africa||West Indies||Kanya|
|POOL 4||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||Netherlands|
The day-night twice rain-hit final was played in Colombo between Sri Lanka and India. The final could not be completed even on reserve day due to heavy rain. On both days first innings were completed and the second could not even complete 25 overs which was the minimum requirement of the ICC to consider a match to get a result. Sri Lanka and India jointly declared the winner of the trophy
Champions Trophy 2004 – England
The fourth edition of the trophy was hosted by England. The twelve teams participated in the tournament and were divided into four groups and the top team will play the semi-final.
|POOL A||Australia||New Zealand||USA|
|POOL B||West Indies||South Africa||Bangladesh|
|POOL D||England||Sri Lanka||Zimbabwe|
The final of the trophy was played in The Oval between West Indies and England. West Indies won the match by 2 wickets with 7 balls to spare. The final score was England 217 and West Indies 218/8 in 48.5 overs
Champions Trophy 2006 – India
The fifth edition of the champion trophy was played in India. Eight teams take part in the tournament and were divided into two groups. The two leading teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals
|Group A||Australia||West Indies||India||England|
|Group B||South Africa||New Zealand||Sri Lanka||Pakistan|
The day-night final was played in Bombay between West Indies and Australia. Australia won the rain-hit match and trophy by 8 wickets with 41 balls to spare. The final score was West Indies 138 Australia 116/2 in 28.1 overs due to rain the target was revised to 116 in 35 overs.
Champions Trophy 2009 – South Africa
The sixth edition of the champion trophy was due in 2008 but postponed to 2009 and hosted by South Africa. Eight teams participated in two groups; the top two teams from each group were the semi-finalists.
|Group A||Australia||Pakistan||India||West Indies|
|Group B||New Zealand||England||Sri Lanka||South Africa|
The day-night final was played in Centurion between New Zealand and Australia. Australia won the match by 6 wickets with 28 balls to spare. The final score was New Zealand 200/9 and Australia 206/4 in 45.2 overs.
Brief History of ICC World Cup Winners
Champions Trophy 2013 – England and Wales
The seventh edition of the champion trophy was played in England and Wales. eight teams take part in the tournament and were divided into two groups the top two leading teams from each group will compete in the semis.
|Group A||England||Sri Lanka||New Zealand||Australia|
|Group B||India||South Africa||West Indies||Pakistan|
The rain-hit final of the champion trophy was played in Birmingham between India and England. Due to the late start, the match was reduced to 20 overs per innings. India won the match by 5 runs. the final score was India 129/7 and England 124/ 8
Champions Trophy 2017 – England
The eighth edition of the champions trophy was also hosted by England. Eight teams participated in the tournament and were placed into two groups. Two leading teams of each group will play semi-finals.
|Group A||England||Bangladesh||Australia||New Zealand|
|Group B||India||Pakistan||South Africa||Sri Lanka|
The final of the tournament was played in The Oval between India and Pakistan. Pakistan won the match and champion trophy beating India by 180 runs. The final score was Pakistan 338/4 and India 158 in 30.3 overs.
The Champions Trophy of 2021 was canceled by ICC and the next champions trophy was scheduled in 2025 in Pakistan
Most Wins of Champions Trophy by a Country
A total of eight editions of the champions trophy played so far the detail of wins by country is as below.
|Sr.No.||Country||Winner||Runner up||Total Final Played|
Note: The champion trophy of 2002 India and Sri Lanka was declared as co-champions
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