Pakistan will host Champions Trophy in 2025: announce ICC

ICC Champions Trophy

DUBAI: Pakistan will host the Champions Trophy in 2025, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday. 

The security in Pakistan has been improved in the recent past with several teams having toured the cricket-loving nation. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will be hosting the first ICC event since 1996. They last hosted ICC Cricket World Cup in 1996.

Champions Trophy was eliminated from ICC’s Future Tours Program 2018-2023. The mega event has been added once again in Future Tours Program 2024-2031. Pakistan won the event’s last edition in 2017, beating arch-rivals India in the final at The Oval.

On the other hand, USA and West Indies will collectively host T20 World Cup 2024, India and Sri Lanka will host T20 World Cup 2026, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia will host World Cup 2027, Australia and New Zealand have been given hosting rights of T20 World Cup 2028 followed by India hosting Champions Trophy in 2019, England, Ireland and Scotland hosting T20 World Cup 2030 and India and Bangladesh hosting World Cup 2031.

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