Rumors of shifting the ICC Champions Trophy 2025 from Pakistan started doing the rounds.
The Indian Channel News 18 report claims that the International Cricket Council (ICC) 2025 tournament may be shifted from Pakistan to the West Indies and the United States, while the 2024 T20 World Cup is likely to be shifted to Scotland and Ireland. According to Express News, reports say that instead of the T20 World Cup in 2024, the USA and West Indies may jointly host the Champions Trophy in 2025 while the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to get a huge compensation for the venue change.
Talks by officials are in the early stages while broadcasters are also on board with the proposal for the ICC’s next media rights, if things go smoothly, the changes could be implemented. Reports suggest that the Champions Trophy Shifting the tournament to the West Indies and the US will give both countries additional time to prepare the necessary infrastructure for hosting.
The current infrastructure situation for the 2024 World Cup in the US is not very encouraging and hosting the mega-event will face significant challenges. The report added that none of the countries involved in the hosting arrangements have yet signed official “hosting agreements”. Not signed. The process of launching these agreements could begin during the ICC’s annual conference in Durban in July.
The ICC may request the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to agree to the change while possibly compensating them financially for the change. Since 1996, no international event has been organized in Pakistan.