London, May 31: The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 opens in England tomorrow (June 1) with the hosts facing Bangladesh. This 50-over global tournament features only the top 8 sides in the world.
India are the defending champions, having won the previous edition in 2013. This will be the 8th edition of Champions Trophy, previously known as ICC Knockout event.
Here is the format of the tournament and other important playing conditions.
21.9 Competition Format
The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be contested by 8 teams which have been 'seeded' and divided into two groups.
2. New Zealand
2. South Africa
3. Sri Lanka
The first round of the competition will be the Group stage. Each team will play every other team in their Group. Points will be allocated for each match in accordance with the system described in clause 21.10.1 of these playing conditions, which will apply throughout the competition.
Following the Group stage the top 2 teams in each Group will progress to the semi-finals as follows
Semi Final 1 - A1 v B2
Semi Final 2 - A2 v B1
The winners of the semi-finals will contest the Final.
21.10 Progression of Teams
21.10.1 Group Matches
The following point system will apply:
Tie, No Result or Abandoned 1
In the event of teams finishing on equal points in a Group, the right to play in the semi-finals will be decided in the following order of priority:
# The team with the most wins in the Group matches will be placed in the higher position.
# If there are teams with equal points and equal wins in the Group matches then in such case the team with the higher net run rate in the Group matches will be placed in the higher position (refer to 21.10.4 below for the calculation of net run rate).
# If two or more teams are still equal, they will be ordered according to the head to head matches played between them (points then net run rate in those matches).
# In the highly unlikely event that teams cannot be separated by the above, teams will be ordered according to their seeded group position.
# If all matches within a Group are a no result, the top 2 teams from their seeded group positions in each Group will progress to the semi-finals.
21.10.2 Semi Final
# If a Semi-Final is tied, the teams shall compete in a Super Over to determine which team progresses to the Final. Refer attached Appendix 8.
# If following a tie, weather conditions prevent the Super Over from being completed, or if the match is a no result or abandoned, then the team which finished first in its Group shall progress to the Final.
# In the event of a tied final, the teams shall compete in a Super Over to determine which team is the winner. Refer attached Appendix 8.
# If following a tie, weather conditions prevent the Super Over from being completed, or if the match is a no result, then the teams will be declared joint winners.
21.10.4 Net Run Rate
A team's net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team throughout the competition, the average runs per over scored against that team throughout the competition.
In the event of a team being all out in less than its full quota of overs, the calculation of its net run rate shall be based on the full quota of overs to which it would have been entitled and not on the number of overs in which the team was dismissed.
Only those matches where results are achieved will count for the purpose of net run rate calculations. Where a match is abandoned, but a result is achieved under Duckworth/Lewis/Stern, for net run rate purposes Team 1 will be accredited with
Team 2's Par Score on abandonment off the same number of overs faced by Team 2.
Where a match is concluded but with Duckworth/Lewis/Stern having been applied at an earlier point in the match, Team 1 will be accredited with 1 run less than the final Target Score for Team 2 off the total number of overs allocated to Team 2 to reach the target.
In circumstances where a match (and the points for such match) is awarded to a team as a result of the other team's refusal to play, either by the umpires in accordance with Law
21.3 (a) (ii) or in accordance with the provisions of the relevant event agreements signed by the participating teams, the net run rate of the defaulting team shall be affected in that the full 50 overs of the defaulting team's innings in such forfeited match shall be taken into account in calculating the average runs per over of the defaulting team over the course of the relevant portion of the competition.
For the avoidance of doubt the runs scored and overs bowled in such forfeited match will not be taken into account when calculating the net run rate of the team to whom the match was awarded.