100 days until Champions Trophy
With 100 days to go until the start of the ICC Champions Trophy players and fans are turning their attention towards the prestigious tournament which features the eight best one-day teams.
The ICC Champions Trophy 2013 will feature Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies and be played out across three grounds – Cardiff Wales Stadium, The Oval and Edgbaston – over 18 days from the 6-23 June.
To celebrate 100 days to go, the ICC has taken a look back through the archives at the 37 centuries scored during the tournament's 15-year history and shortlisted five of the best.
Cricket fans are being asked to vote on their favourite by visiting www.facebook.com/cricketicc before 1 March 2013, with highlights from the most popular innings being uploaded to the ICC website.
Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal, the number-one ranked ODI bowler in the world, is looking forward to his country’s two games at Edgbaston and wants his team to end its run of semi-final heartbreaks at ICC events by making the final of an ICC event for the first time in four years.
“Last time we lost the semi-final in South Africa against New Zealand at Centurion," he said.
"The last four ICC events we have got through to the semi-final. This time with the ICC Champions Trophy coming, we want to win it. That is what we are dreaming."
Adult tickets for the ICC Champions Trophy are priced in three categories – Gold, Silver and Family Stand – and range from £20 (for a group game in the Family Stands) up to £60 (Gold ticket for the Final).
Tickets for under 16s are priced at £5 for the entire tournament (including the Final), but must attend with an adult. A new pricing structure also sees the introduction of tickets for under 21s, priced between £10 - £25.
To be the first to find out all the ticket news fans can register details at www.icc-cricket.com.
Fans can buy tickets now at www.icc-cricket.com and via 0844 249 2013.