The ticket ballot was over on 1st of September, 2016 to decide the venue of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. This is one of the most celebrated championships in the world of cricket and the date for the showdown is looming ever closer.
The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will happen between the 1st and the 18th of June and will include teams from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, England, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. The teams will be in two groups, each consisting of four teams. The two top teams in each group get to proceed to the semi-finals and the matches will be brief and precise, which rivalry between nations running deep.
ViratKohli, one of the best batsmen in the world, will be captain of the Indian national team while Steven Smith will be at the helm of the Australian national team. Seeing the two batsmen’s skills pit against each other will be delicious to watch. Everyone is aching to watch the Champions Trophy 2017 live. Well, guess what: you can watch the Champions Trophy live in Europe and Canada on Yupptv!! So this means you can follow the game live in Canada and Europe and tune in on the action. Still not convinced? Well…
- The venues where the matches will be held are fantastic places that any die-hard cricket fan would love to watch a game at. These are the Cardiff Wales Stadium, The Oval Stadium in London, and Edgbaston in Birmingham
- After England’s loss by a narrow margin to India in 2013, they are revving their engines for this year’s championships and expect a massive turnout of fans. They’ll start off facing Bangladesh, then Australia, and New Zealand next. The England captain, Eoin Morgan indicated that the team expects to win all these matches. Expect something interesting
- The teams being pitted against each other in the initial matches are arch rivals in most cases and the matches will be very interesting. For example, India are expected to meet their arch rivals Pakistan on the 4th of June. Australia vs New Zealand on the 2nd of June will feel like de ja vu as they will be repeating their 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup finals match as well as the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy final
- This is the start to a great season of cricket. The ICC Women’s World Cup will played later this year, also in England and Wales while the ICC Cricket World Cup is expected to be played in 2019, again in England and Wales
For any ardent cricket fan, these one day tournament is something you wouldn’t like to miss. So schedule the match day and watch it on Yupptv in Canada and Europe!