New Delhi. The Pakistan Cricket Board is still stuck on hosting the Asia Cup. It has got the hosting rights of the tournament, but the BCCI has refused to send the team from Pakistan. After this, PCB chairman Najam Sethi proposed to the Asian Cricket Council to conduct the tournament on the hybrid model. Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka cricket boards have rejected the hybrid model. Meanwhile, now news is coming that the ICC may also shift the Champions Trophy to be held in Pakistan in 2025. This will not be less than a big blow for Pakistan.
According to the news of News18 CricketNext, the hosting of 2025 Champions Trophy can be jointly given to West Indies and America instead of Pakistan. Earlier, there was talk of shifting the T20 World Cup to be held in West Indies-America in 2024 to England. Cricket grounds in America are not yet fit for the ICC’s standard. With the T20 World Cup being shifted from America, he will get a year’s time to prepare for the Champions Trophy. Pakistan can get some compensation in exchange for the cancellation of the ICC event.
Discussion is going on between the board
According to the report, discussions are going on between various boards regarding the change in the venue of T20 World and Champions Trophy. ICC is also included in this. The next broadcaster of ICC also agrees with this. ODI World Cup matches were played in 2007 in the West Indies. Team India was then eliminated in the first round and the ICC suffered a big loss. But broadcasters want priority for Indian prime time. Be aware that after the 1996 World Cup, no ICC tournament has been played in Pakistan.
meeting to be held in july
The countries which have got the hosting of the ICC tournament, those countries have not yet signed the hosting agreement. This process can be started at the annual meeting to be held in Durban in July. ICC can prepare Pakistan Cricket Board for this. Instead, he can be given compensation.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 09, 2023, 13:49 IST