BCCI Confirmed: Will India Play Champions Trophy 2025?

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BCCI Confirmed: Will India Play Champions Trophy 2025?
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Champions Trophy 2025 will be hosted by Pakistan but the question is will India play Champions Trophy 2025. So, India may not travel to Pakistan for the tournament, and the venue for the event is likely to be changed. This was confirmed by a BCCI source speaking with IANS on Tuesday.

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Pakistan will host this big event after many years, The last time pakistan hosted was the 1996 World Cup, and the big stadiums are being upgraded for the event coming next year.

Recently, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Mohsin Naqvi said they would think about a bilateral series with India if they agree to send their team to Pakistan for the Champions Trophy 2025.

Meanwhile, India has shut down the talks for a bilateral series once again and said that they might not send a team to Pakistan for the ICC event next year. BCCI source said:

Forget the bilateral series…Team India may not even travel to Pakistan for the Champions Trophy. There might be a change of venue, a hybrid model is also possible.”

“The Indian board would need permission from the government for travel, currently our relations with Pakistan are not that good either,” the source added.

“Champions Trophy is an ICC event, so it would be a tough call for India but nothing without the government’s order/green signal. Bilateral series, I don’t see in the near future, that’s next to impossible.”

Remember, the talks appeared for the bilateral Test series after India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, mentioned in an interview with the Club Prairie Fire podcast that it would be awesome for India to play Pakistan in a Test match hosted by a neutral country.


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“It’ll be a good contest, especially if you play overseas conditions. They’re [Pakistan] a good team. They have got a superb bowling lineup… At the end of the day, we want to be in a contest and I think it will be a great contest between the two sides.

“We anyway play them in ICC trophies, so it doesn’t matter. It’s just pure cricket that I’m looking at. I’m not interested in anything else. It’s pure cricket, the game between bat and ball. It’ll be a great contest,” he added.

India and Pakistan last competed in a Test match in the 2007/08 season and their last bilateral white-ball series was in 2012/13, when Pakistan visited India for an ODI and T20I series.

Currently, the two nations only face each other in events like the Asia Cup and global tournaments, including the 50-over World Cup, where India triumphed over Pakistan on home turf last year, and the T20 World Cup.

The Indian government currently does not endorse bilateral matches against Pakistan due to significant political tensions between the two nations.

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