The top seven cricket teams at the end of the league stage of the ongoing Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 in India will qualify for the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy, besides hosts Pakistan, to compete in the eight-team event.
The 2025 ICC Champions Trophy is one of the eight men’s global tournaments that are scheduled to be held in 2024-31. In November 2021, the ICC unveiled several global events for both men and women in the 2023-24 cycle, including the 2025 and 2029 editions of the ICC Champions Trophy.
The selection process for the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy also means that other Full Member nations such as West Indies, Zimbabwe, and Ireland will not even have the opportunity to qualify for the championship, since the teams failed to qualify for the ongoing 2023 ODI World Cup.
For the 2027 men’s ODI World Cup, which will be a 14-team tournament co-hosted by South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia, two Full Member hosts – South Africa and Zimbabwe – and eight highest-ranked teams as of March 31, 2027, and four remaining teams through global qualifier tournaments will qualify.
The 2013 and 2017 editions of the Champions Trophy witnessed the top eight teams in the ODI rankings qualify for the event.