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The top seven teams at the end of the league stage of the World Cup 2023 being played in India will make it to the eight-team ICC Champions Trophy in Pakistan. Pakistan will get direct entry into the tournament as host. An ICC spokesperson confirmed that the playing system for the 2025 Champions Trophy was approved by the ICC Board in 2021, when the decision was taken to reestablish the tournament at eight teams in the 2024–31 cycle. This is a big blow for England and Bangladesh. England are currently placed 10th in the ICC World Cup 2023 points table, while Bangladesh are placed 9th.

England have played 6 matches so far in the World Cup 2023, out of which they have lost 5 and won only one match. Defending champions England are currently at the bottom of the points table with 2 points. This is the first time that the England team’s Champions Trophy qualification seems to be in danger.

England still have a chance.

This has created trouble for England, because the two teams ranked 9th and 10th in the World Cup points table will not get tickets to the Champions Trophy. If they lose even one of their three remaining World Cup matches, they will be in trouble. At the same time, England will be able to qualify only if they win the next three matches with a good run rate and finish their campaign in the top 7.

For the first time in the history of cricket

West Indies and Zimbabwe are already out of the Champions Trophy along with the World Cup. At the same time, if England also gets out, then it will be the first time in the history of cricket that such a big team will not play in this big ICC event.