ICC Champions Trophy 2025: ICC has Full Confidence, Teams in Pakistan will not Face any Kind of Problem
By Tanushka Gain
on Tue Nov 23 2021
After handing over the hosting of the 2025 Champions Trophy to Pakistan, the ICC is confident that the teams will no longer face any problem for this global tournament despite objections to playing there for more than a decade.
The ICC is confident that despite the objection to playing there for more than a decade, now the teams will not face any problem for this global tournament.
Dubai: After handing over the hosting of the 2025 Champions Trophy to Pakistan, the ICC is confident that the teams will no longer face any trouble for the global tournament despite objections to playing there for over a decade. Will not. The ICC last week gave Pakistan the right to host the 2025 Champions Trophy.
This will mark the return of the big tournament in Pakistan after more than two decades. The last time Pakistan hosted an ICC tournament on its soil was the 1996 World Cup. India and Sri Lanka were also co-hosts in that World Cup. Since the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in 2009, it has not been able to host many international teams in the country.
ICC President Greg Barclay said in response to a PTI-language question during the ‘Media Roundtable’, “The answer is yes, according to what we are seeing so far, absolutely yes (the teams will travel).” Barkley said, “The ICC cricket event is returning to Pakistan after many years. All this has progressed without issue except what happened in the last few weeks.” In September this year, New Zealand and England withdrew from the bilateral series to be played on Pakistan due to security concerns.
Barkley insisted that if the ICC feel that Pakistan would not be able to organize it successfully. Then it does not give it the right to host. “If we had doubts about Pakistan’s hosting. We would not have given it the right to host the event,” he said. Beach has not hosted any bilateral cricket since 2012.
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur had last week ICC said that a decision on India’s participation. In the Champions Trophy would be taken in due course. As there are still security issues for international teams to tour the neighboring country. Describing it as a challenging issue. Barkley expressed hope that the relationship between the two countries can be improved through cricket.