India’s Team Unlikely to Tour Pakistan for Champions Trophy 2025; Host Nation to Arrange India’s Matches

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The Indian team is unlikely to travel to Pakistan for the 2025 Champions Trophy, despite the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) securing the hosting rights for the event at the International Cricket Council (ICC) headquarters in Dubai. The Indian team did not participate in the Asia Cup 2023, which was held in a hybrid model, and it is unlikely that they will travel to Pakistan for the Champions Trophy. There have been discussions about the possibility of relocating some matches to the UAE if India decides not to send its team, with the ICC bearing the additional expenses. The PCB has strongly asserted that if a country declines to send its team due to security concerns, the ICC should not make unilateral decisions and should conduct a comprehensive assessment in consultation with an independent security agency. It has been reported that the ICC has agreed to comply with the PCB’s request.