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Cricket World Cup expanded to 14 teams

England won the World Cup in 2019
England won the World Cup in 2019

The Men's Cricket World Cup will once again be a 14-team tournament in 2027 and 2031, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.

The news came as the ICC unveiled its global schedule from 2024-2031. The Champions Trophy, last staged in 2017, is to be revived as an eight-team event in 2025 and 2029.

The ICC also said that the Men's T20 World Cup "will be expanded to a 20-team, 55-match event in 2024, 2026, 2028 and 2030".

The seventh edition of the Men's T20 World Cup was postponed from 2020 to October and November 2021, to be held in India - though the United Arab Emirates is being lined up as a potential alternative venue if India cannot host - with Australia then staging the 2022 event.

The 13th edition of the Men's Cricket World Cup is scheduled to feature 10 teams and be hosted by India during October and November 2023. (BBC)