Intel has been named "innovation partner" for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 ©Intel

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has signed up Intel as its "innovation partner" for the upcoming 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.

The governing body is set to "collaborate with Intel to transform the cricket experience for fans, and help coaches and players improve performance".

Further details are set to emerge in the coming weeks surrounding the "specific innovations" that the two organisations will deploy at the tournament.

"This is an exciting announcement for the ICC as we continue to focus on innovation and technology to enhance both the game and the experience of the fan," said ICC chief executive, David Richardson.

"The innovations we're working with Intel on for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 are like nothing we've seen in the sport before and I'm delighted to welcome them to the ICC family."

The Oval is one of three venues due to be used during the tournament ©Getty Images
The Oval is one of three venues due to be used during the tournament ©Getty Images

The ICC Champions Trophy is due to run from June 1 to 18.

Matches at the competition in England and Wales are scheduled to be held at The Oval in London, Sophia Gardens in Cardiff and Edgbaston in Birmingham.

"Cricket is the world’s second most popular sport and as the official innovation partner of the ICC Champions Trophy, we are excited to integrate Intel technology in this tournament," said James Carwana, general manager of the Intel Sports Group.

"We will be deploying a range of technology at the event as part of the our ongoing effort to bring a new level of data analytics to sports and to revolutionise how athletes train, coaches teach, scouts evaluate talent, and fans enjoy sports."