The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the qualification rules for the highly anticipated ICC Champions Trophy 2025, which is set to take place in Pakistan. The host Pakistan will automatically be the eighth participant in the event.
The top seven teams from the ongoing ODI World Cup in India will also secure their places in the tournament. This marks a change in the format of the competition.
The ICC had previously stated in November 2021 that the Champions Trophy would consist of eight teams and follow the format of previous editions, with two groups of four, semi-finals, and a final. However, this new rule means that teams such as Ireland, Zimbabwe, and the West Indies, who did not qualify for the 2023 ODI World Cup, will not participate in the Champions Trophy.
England may not qualify for the Champions Trophy due to their current point positions in the ODI World Cup 2023. This information was revealed on October 29th, 2023.