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ICC Champions Trophy 2013: How it works

England will host the ICC Champions Trophy for the second time. (©GettyImages)
England will host the ICC Champions Trophy for the second time. (©GettyImages).

The summer of 2013 will see the world’s eight best one-day sides (according to the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Rankings) battle it out for the Champions Trophy 2013. 

The 2013 tournament is the eighth time that the tournament has been staged and the second time England have hosted it.

Cardiff will be the venue the opening game on June 6 with a “clash of the titans” 50 over game between the current ICC World Cup holders India and South Africa, winners of the inaugural Champions Trophy tournament in 1998.

Edgbaston will be the venue for the group stages, which will include games between arguably the greatest rivals in world cricket. Arch sporting rivals Australia and New Zealand will lock horns on June 12 whilst Pakistan and India take to the field on June 15.

The Oval, Edgbaston and Cardiff will each host four group matches each. The competition format will divide the teams into two pools. Group A features England, Australia, Sri Lanka and New Zealand, whilst Pakistan, India, West Indies and South Africa will be competing in Group B.

The top two teams from each group advance to the semi-finals at Cardiff and the Oval, with the winners then progressing to the final at Edgbaston on Sunday 23 June.

To continue with the spirit and the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games, up to 900 Cricketeers (volunteers) from across the United Kingdom will be supporting the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.

The Cricketeers will carry out a number of roles, from meeting and greeting the spectators, supporting on field entertainment, drivers, ground staff to media operations.

Tickets for under-16s are priced at £5 for the entire tournament (including the Final). Under-16s must attend with an adult in their party. Tickets for under-21s are priced between £10 - £25. More detailed information can be found on the links above.

Full fixtures & ticketing information click here: https://www.eticketing.co.uk/icc-champions-trophy-2013/default.aspx

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