The 2000 ICC Knockout Trophy, later named ICC Champions Trophy was held in Kenya. New Zealand emerged champions and took home the winner's check of US$250 000. For the first time, New Zealand won a major ICC cricket tournament. Eleven teams took part in the competition.
Pre Quarter Finals
Pre Quarter Finals were played on October 3, 4 and 5. On October 3, Kenya (208-9, 50 over) lost to India (209-2, 42.3 over) by 8 wickets. On October 4, Sri Lanka (287-6, 50 over) defeated West Indies (179, 46.4 over) by 108 runs. In the third Quarter Final, Bangladesh (232-8, 50 over) was humbled by England (236-2, 43.5 over) by 8 wickets.
Quarter Finals in this cricket event were played on October 7, 8, 9 and 10. On October 7, India (265-9, 50 over) got past Australia (245, 46.4 over) by 20 runs. In the second Quarter Final, Sri Lanka (194, 45.4 over) was defeated by Pakistan (195-1, 43.2 over) by 9 wickets. On October 9, New Zealand (265-7, 50 over) got better of Zimbabwe 201 (42.2 over) by 64 runs. On October 10, England (182, 44.1 over) succumbed to South Africa (184-2, 39.1 over) by 8 wickets.
The Semi Finals were played on October 11 and October 13. On October 11, Pakistan (252, 49.2 over) lost to New Zealand (255-6, 49 over) by 4 wickets. On October 13, India (295-6, 50 over) got past South Africa (200, 41 over) by 95 runs.
The final in the cricket tournament was played on October 13. New Zealand (265-6, 49.4 over) defeated India (264-6, 50 over) by four wickets.
Steve Waugh (captain), Adam Gilchrist (wicket keeper), Michael Bevan, Jason Gillespie, Ian Harvey, Mark Higgs, Brett Lee, Shane Lee, Damien Martyn, Glenn McGrath, Ricky Ponting, Andrew Symonds, Mark Waugh, Bradley Young, John Buchanan (Coach)
Nasser Hussain (captain), Mark Alleyne, Andy Caddick, Mark Ealham, Andrew Flintoff, Ashley Giles, Paul Grayson, Darren Gough, Matthew Hoggard, Graeme Hick, Vikram Solanki, Alec Stewart (wicket keeper), Marcus Trescothick, Graham Thorpe, Duncan Fletcher (Coach)
Sourav Ganguly (captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Ajit Agarkar, Hemang Badani, Rahul Dravid, Vinod Kambli, Anil Kumble, Sunil Joshi, Robin Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Sridharan Sriram, Venkatesh Prasad, Vijay Dahiya (wicket keeper), Zaheer Khan, Anshuman Gaekwad (Coach)
Stephen Fleming (captain), Geoff Allott, Nathan Astle, Chris Cairns, Chris Harris, Craig McMillan, Dion Nash, Chris Nevin, Adam Parore (wicket keeper), Craig Spearman, Scott Styris, Glen Sulzberger, Roger Twose, Paul Wiseman, David Trist (coach)
Moin Khan (wicket keeper and captain), Inzamam-ul-Haq, Abdul Razzaq, Arshad Khan, Azhar Mahmood, Faisal Iqbal, Ijaz Ahmed, Imran Nazir, Saeed Anwar, Saleem Elahi, Saqlain Mushtaq, Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram, Yousuf Youhana, Javed Miandad (coach)
Shaun Pollock (captain), Mark Boucher (wicket keeper), Shafiek Abrahams, Nicky Boje,
Allan Donald, Boeta Dippenaar, Andrew Hall, Jacques Kallis, Gary Kirsten, Lance Klusener, Neil McKenzie, Makhaya Ntini, Jonty Rhodes, Roger Telemachus, Graham Ford (Coach)
Sanath Jayasuriya (captain), Marvan Atapattu, Russel Arnold, Upul Chandana, Kumar Dharmasena, Avishka Gunawardene, Mahela Jayawardene, R.Kaluwitharana (wicket keeper), Muttiah Muralitharan, Kumar Sangakkara, Eric Upashantha, Chaminda Vaas, P.Wickramasinghe, Nuwan Zoysa, Dav Whatmore (Coach)