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ICC Champions Trophy

The ICC Champions Trophy is a One Day International (ODI) cricket tournament organised by the International Cricket Council, second in importance only to the Cricket World Cup. It was inaugurated as the ICC Knock Out Tournament in 1998 and has been played approximately every two years since. Its name was changed to the Champions Trophy in 2002.

The 2017 edition scheduled to be held in England and Wales between 1 and 18 June 2017. This will be the eighth edition of the tournament. The top eight teams in the ICC ODI Championship rankings qualified for the tournament. The eight teams are divided into two groups of four. 

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Pakistan celebrate winning the ICC Champions Trophy at The Oval. Photo: Reuters

Hafeez hails Pakistan spirit for India stunner

Mohammad Hafeez hailed Pakistan’s team spirit as the key to their stunning Champions Trophy final triumph against India on Sunday.

Just two weeks ago, Pakistan were at a low ebb after crashing to a humiliating 124-run defeat against India in the group stage.