The top seven teams after the league stage in the ongoing ODI World Cup will directly qualify for the ICC Champions Trophy in 2025 in Pakistan.
New Delhi: Bangladesh and England stand on the brink of not qualifying for the ICC Champions Trophy in 2025 as the top seven teams after the round-robin stage in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023 will directly make it to the eight-team event in Pakistan. The Men in Green have automatically qualified as the hosts of the event. The qualification system for the 2025 Champions Trophy was approved by the ICC Board in 2021, a spokesperson from the world cricketing body told ESPNcricinfo.
As of October 29, Bangladesh and England are sitting ninth and tenth in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, having won just one game each in the current tournament. While Bangladesh have lost five games, the defending world champions faced defeats in four games.
Afghanistan, who have taken the ODI World Cup 2023 by storm after beating England and Pakistan so far, also stand a chance to compete at the mega event for the first time in history.