ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “The global trophy tour is the start of what will be a fantastic summer of cricket celebration in the UK with two major back-to-back events - the ICC Champions Trophy followed by the ICC Women’s World Cup.
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said: “The ICC Champions Trophy is an event which gives me and millions of Pakistan cricket supporters mixed feelings. It is the only ICC major tournament Pakistan has never won, but at the same time it is the only ICC event in which Pakistan has beaten India. That said, I am sure things will soon change as nothing is permanent in life and sport.
The following is the schedule of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Nissan Trophy Tour:
2 March - 15 March – Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi
18 March - 21 March – Dhaka
22 March - 25 March – Colombo
28 March - 30 March– Karachi
4 April - 12 April – Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town
15 April - 18 April – Auckland
19 April - 27 April – Melbourne and Sydney
2 May onwards – United Kingdom (30 days to go)