The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided replacing the Champions Trophy 2021, scheduled to be held in India, with back-to-back World T20 events.
At the end of its five-day board meeting, ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson said the global body has "unanimously agreed" that the 2021 meet in India would now be a 16-team event in the shortest format.
ICC CEO, Dave Richardson, defended the move by saying the Champions Trophy was far too similar to the World Cup. For the second time ever, two ICC World T20 events will take place in two years - the 2020 edition in Australia and the 2021 edition in India. The first time it happened was 2009 (England) and 2010 (West Indies).