Headline: Pakistan Secures Hosting Rights for 2025 ICC Champions Trophy
Zaka Ashraf, the Chairman of the PCB Management Committee, shakes hands with Jonathan Hall.
In the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy, eight teams will take part.
On Friday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) signed an agreement with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to host the ICC Champions Trophy 2025. They did this at the ICC headquarters in Dubai.
The cricket board released a statement saying that Zaka Ashraf, the Chairman of the PCB Management Committee, and Jonathan Hall, the ICC General Counsel, signed the hosting rights agreement for Pakistan at the ICC headquarters.
The PCB has told the government that strong security measures are necessary for the safety of the international teams visiting during the Champions Trophy.
Recently, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar met with the Chairman of the PCB Management Committee. He promised support from security agencies to make sure the ICC Champions Trophy in 2025 is hosted successfully.
The ICC Champions Trophy is coming back after not happening for eight years, last occurring in 2017. Some Test-playing nations like Sri Lanka and West Indies couldn’t participate in this global tournament. Sri Lanka didn’t make it to the top eight in the ICC World Cup 2023 points table, so they missed out.
Get ready to witness cricketing giants clash as the following teams are confirmed for the 2025 Champions Trophy:
- Pakistan (hosts)
- South Africa
- New Zealand
In the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy, eight teams will take part, playing in the One Day International (ODI) format. The qualification process included the top seven teams from the ICC ODI World Cup group stage, plus the host nation, Pakistan. They all secured their spots for the upcoming tournament.
The teams that are sure to participate in the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy are.
Pakistan (hosts)’ India’ South Africa’ Australia’ New Zealand’ Afghanistan’ England’ Bangladesh\