DUBAI – The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) is ‘confident’ that each one groups will journey to Pakistan for the 2025 Champions Trophy scheduled to be held within the cricket-loving nation.
The upcoming occasion would be the first ICC event hosted by Pakistan as overseas officers have largely steered away from Pakistan since a terrorist assault on the Sri Lanka staff bus in 2009.
ICC Chairman Greg Barclay on Monday was requested if the ICC was assured groups would journey to Pakistan to which he responded “From what we will see, completely.
“We would not have awarded the occasion if we did not suppose Pakistan was able to internet hosting it”, he mentioned, including “I’m sure, as, with all countries, they will put together appropriate security plans to deliver the event. We’re comfortable and confident it will go ahead.”
In the meantime, India’s participation within the Champions Trophy in Pakistan is a ‘challenging’ problem for the ICC however the cricket governing physique mentioned it’s assured that mega-event will mark the return of a significant cricketing occasion to Pakistan after greater than 20 years.
India’s sports activities minister informed information personnel final week that safety was the important thing concern and that the federal government would make the decision when the time comes.
The arch-rival nation hosted Inexperienced Shirts in a bilateral collection round eight years in the past however the two hardly ever meet outdoors international tournaments.
In latest instances, a variety of nations have performed bilateral collection in Pakistan, together with West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and a World XI whereas many overseas gamers additionally performed within the cricket-loving nation for franchises within the nation’s greatest T20 league.
Cricket Australia has lately confirmed to return to Pakistan in February subsequent 12 months whereas England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Chief Ian Watmore additionally apologized for canceling the tour on the final minute and promised to return within the coming 12 months.