After eight long years, the Champions Trophy returns. The defending champions will host the Champions Trophy 2025. The last time Pakistan hosted an ICC event was in 1996 when it co-hosted the ICC World Cup alongside India and Sri Lanka. After a 25 year period, ICC events return to the cricket-loving nation.
With the Champions Trophy being held in Pakistan, India’s participation in the event has become uncertain. Relations between the two nations have deteriorated further since the Mumbai terror attacks when the bilateral cricket match came to a standstill. The championship cup could lead to better relations between the neighbors as bilateral cricket looks like a possibility in the near future or could worsen if India refuses to participate.
Anurag Thakur updates on India’s fate at Champions Trophy 2025
As International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the schedule for the coming decade, speculations about India’s participation in the Champions Trophy 2025 have begun. While many feel Men in Blue should boycott the tournament, others argue that politics should not affect the beautiful sport of cricket.
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur share that there is plenty of time for the tournament and a decision will be made after that keeping in mind the various influencing factors. “When the time comes, the government of India and the Ministry of Home Affairs will decide to go to Pakistan for the Champions Trophy, in the International Championships all factors are considered,“Thakur told the press.
BCCI will host three events this decade after the 2023 World Cup. India will play the co-host alongside Sri Lanka for the 2026 T20 World Cup before hosting the Champions Trophy in 2029. BCCI will then host the 2031 World Cup alongside Bangladesh. The 2027 World Cup will take place in Africa with South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia will jointly organize it.
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