Absence of bonus points, a win fetching only two points as compared to four or five in a regular ODI series featuring more than two countries and a bowl out to determine the winners in case of a tie in the semis or final are some of the novelties which would be seen during the ICC Champions Trophy commencing on Saturday.
Another condition states that an hour before start of play, the rival teams should provide a list of the eleven players and the nominated 12th man in writing on the team-sheet provided by the ICC for this purpose to the ICC Event Co-ordinator.
But the teams are entitled to change their players at any time prior to the toss provided it is done so in writing to the ICC Event Co-ordinator or the ICC Match Referee.
Immediately prior to the toss, the ICC Match Referee shall check with both team captains that the players nominated on the team sheets are correct. But no player may be changed after the toss without the consent of the opposing team captain.
A win in the league phase would be worth 2 points while a tie or no result would fetch one point.