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PCB Chairman Confirms Pakistan to Host Champions Trophy Early Next Year

PCB Chairman Confirms Pakistan to Host Champions Trophy Early Next Year

Mohsin Naqvi, the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has reassured the nation that the ICC Champions Trophy is scheduled to take place in Pakistan next year. His comments followed the conclusion of the ICC meeting held in Dubai.

Expressing enthusiasm, Naqvi stated, “The PCB eagerly anticipates hosting the ICC Champions Trophy 2025, marking a significant occasion for Pakistan to welcome the top eight ODI teams to its soil.”

However, the prospect of hosting India raises concerns, given the neighboring country’s past reluctance to travel to Pakistan due to political tensions.

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In addition to confirming the Champions Trophy for 2025, the PCB Chief held discussions with Lawson Naidoo, Chairman of Cricket South Africa, and Mr. Roger Twose, Chairman of New Zealand Cricket. Together, they finalized plans for a tri-series involving Pakistan, South Africa, and New Zealand.

The agenda of the meeting included organizing an ODI tri-series in February 2025 in Pakistan, just prior to the ICC Champions Trophy. This tri-series initiative was met with approval from all participating boards.

Furthermore, the Chairman of the PCB extended invitations to Mr. Roger Twose and Mr. Lawson Naidoo to visit Pakistan, emphasizing the board’s commitment to fostering international cricket relations.

It’s noteworthy that the last time Pakistan hosted a tri-series was in October 2004, featuring Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe alongside Pakistan.