Champions Trophy could face the chop for World T20 tournament

Hope Soto
June 23, 2017

The Madhya Pradesh police arrested 15 men on Tuesday afternoon from the Burhanpur district for allegedly celebrating Pakistani win over India in the ICC Champions Trophy final, reported PTI. "There needs to be a system to ensure that Pakistan keeps winning trophies". Hosts England and the seven highest ranked teams at the cut-off date of September 30, 2017, receive direct qualification for the next World Cup. In this video a Pakistani fan can be heard saying insulting things to Indian cricketer when they were going back to the pavilion after the post-match presentation ceremony.

The professionalism demonstrated by each and every member of the Pakistani team has undoubtedly left an indelible mark in the history of global cricket, and would be remembered for long, long time to come. India have won the Champions Trophy twice. "Furthermore, the terrorists can not win and cricket must not give up on Pakistan", Clarke had said.

"Credit to them, they outplayed us in all departments". I think it's become a compulsion. However, the significant commercial success of the tournament in England in 2013 - a short, sharp competition that featured eight teams - led to its retention at the expense of a World Test Championship.

The country has a tradition of producing exciting fast bowling talent and 25-year-old Mohammad Amir and Junaid Khan, 27, can be expected to spearhead the pace attack at the next World Cup.

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Pakistan, who clinched their first ICC Champions Trophy title, were awarded a cash prize of approx.

Riding on Fakhar Zaman's hundred and brilliant fifties from Azhar Ali and Mohammed Hafeez, Pakistan posted massive 338 runs for the loss of four wickets in 50 overs.

As NPR's Michel Martin reported, the two countries rarely play each other in cricket, partly because of political tensions between them - which made Sunday's match all the more heavy with effect.

Something will be discussed amongst the leadership group and the players.

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