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Champions Trophy 2025 Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) agreement with the ICC

Champions Trophy 2025 Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) agreement with the ICC

The agreement for the 2025 mega event was signed by Zaka Ashraf, who is currently the head of the Cricket Management Committee, which runs the affairs of the PCB.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday that it has signed an agreement with the International Cricket Council (ICC) in Dubai for the rights to host the 2025 Champions Trophy.
The agreement for the 2025 mega event was signed by Zaka Ashraf, who is currently the head of the PCB’s cricket management committee.

“Chairman PCB Management Committee Mr. Zaka Ashraf along with ICC General Counsel Jonathan Hall attended the signing of the hosting rights to Pakistan at the ICC headquarters,” PCB said in a statement.

Pakistan last Hosted an ICC event in 1996 – the ODI World Cup:

Pakistan was guaranteed to host the 2009 Champions Trophy and 2011 World Cup matches, but both events were moved out of the country due to security concerns after the March 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore.

The biggest challenge facing Pakistan in hosting the Champions Trophy is whether the Indian government will allow its team to travel to Pakistan for its matches.

Pakistan Cricket Board PCB:

The PCB has urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to sign an agreement with it for the rights to host the Champions Trophy 2025 and also stressed that if the Indian cricket team wins the Champions Trophy. 2025 If Pakistan refuses to come due to political and security concerns, it should be compensated.

Agreement for Hosting 2025 Champions Trophy: PCB Signs Deal with ICC
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has officially signed an agreement to host the 2025 Champions Trophy in collaboration with the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The agreement was inked during the “Hosting Rights Agreement” negotiations held in Dubai between PCB officials and ICC’s General Council, Jonathan Hall, signing on behalf of the respective organizations.

The PCB had already informed the government about hosting the Champions Trophy, and during a recent meeting, Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar expressed strong government support for PCB. It was emphasized that the government is committed to extensive cooperation with PCB.

It remains clear that the hosting rights for the 2025 Champions Trophy have been granted to Pakistan by the ICC.

International Cricket Council (ICC):

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reportedly chosen PAK as the host country for the upcoming Champions Trophy tournament to be held in February-March 2025. However, as of now, no official hosting agreement has been signed between the ICC and Pakistan. PCB Chairman, Zaka Ashraf, and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Salman Naseer, recently met with the ICC Executive Board in Ahmedabad to discuss the hosting arrangements for the tournament.

According to sources of PCB:

According to sources, Pakistani officials discussed the possibility of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) refusing to send their team to Pakistan once again. They also made it clear that the International Cricket Council (ICC) could unilaterally decide on the tournament regardless of the BCCI’s decision.

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