Pakistan Set To Lose Hosting Of 2025 Champions Trophy; West Indies And USA Reportedly New Hosts- Reports
Jun 9, 2023 at 3:44 PM
Amidst the news of losing the hosting rights to the Asia Cup 2023, Pakistan have reportedly gotten more bad news in terms of ICC events that they are set to host as reports have suggested that the 2025 Champions Trophy might be shifted out of Pakistan.
Pakistan last hosted an ICC event in 1996 when they co-hosted the ODI World Cup with India and the last multi-nation tournament they hosted was in 2008 when Asia Cup was played in Pakistan. They then lost international cricket for a decade due to a terror attack on the Sri Lankan team in 2009 in the country.
They are supposed to host the Asia Cup in 2023 and the Champions Trophy in 2025, but the Asia Cup is reportedly moved out of Pakistan to Sri Lanka as rested of the cricket boards including India have refused to tour Pakistan and rejected PCB chief Najam Sethi’s hybrid model as well.
Pakistan To Be Monetarily Compensated As 2025 Champions Trophy Set To Be Moved To West Indies And USA
Now News 18 reports have suggested that the International Cricket Council (ICC) is considering shifting the 2025 tournament from Pakistan to the Caribbean, while the 2024 T20 World Cup would be moved to Scotland and Ireland.
The broadcasters for the next ICC media rights are also in agreement with this proposal, and if things progress smoothly, the changes may be implemented.
The proposed adjustment is primarily motivated by the scheduling difficulties that the United Kingdom faces, as it can only host events between May and June. Because the original tournament calendar for 2024 coincides with this time frame, Ireland and Scotland have been mentioned as potential hosts for the T20 World Cup.
The relocation of the Champions Trophy to the West Indies and the United States gives the United States an extra year to build the necessary infrastructure for hosting the tournament. Furthermore, because the Champions Trophy has fewer matches than the T20 World Cup, it is considered as a more logistically realistic choice for the West Indies and the United States.
According to the article, none of the countries interested in the hosting arrangements have signed the actual “hosting agreements” yet. The process of launching these accords might start in July, during the ICC annual meeting in Durban. The International Cricket Council (ICC) may suggest that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) agree to the exchange, potentially compensating them financially for the change.