Potential Obstacles Prevent Pakistan from Hosting ICC Champions Trophy 2025

Potential Obstacles Prevent Pakistan from Hosting ICC Champions Trophy 2025

The PCB has requested the ICC to sign the hosting rights agreements for the Champions Trophy 2025. They stress that the PCB should not be compensated if India refuses to travel to Pakistan. According to a reliable source, the ICC has marked Pakistan as the host, but a decision is yet to be made on signing the hosting agreement. PCB officials met with the ICC executive board to discuss the tournament’s hosting in February-March 2025. The main reason for India’s reluctance to travel to Pakistan is due to political and security concerns. PCB officials have recommended that an independent security agency be appointed if India refuses to play in Pakistan. They also emphasized that if India’s matches are moved to another country, then the ICC must compensate Pakistan. The Asia Cup 2023 was hosted by Pakistan in a hybrid model, with India’s matches played in Sri Lanka.

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