Team India unwilling to tour Pakistan for Champions Trophy 2025, suggests hybrid model with two venues suggested

Check out which two venues BCCI is likely to suggest to ICC after reports came out that the Indian Cricket Team is unlikely to tour Pakistan for Champions Trophy 2025 only on

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to tell the International Cricket Council regarding its unwillingness to tour Pakistan. The move could also bring about a change in plans with India wanting to adopt the Hybrid model much like it had done during the Asia Cup 2023 tournament. 

According to reports in ANI, a BCCI source has said that there is a possibility that there could be suggestions to hold the Indian matches elsewhere. According to the source, the board is identifying Sri Lanka and UAE as likely locations to play their matches. “India will not travel to Pakistan for the Champions Trophy 2025. Will tell ICC to hold its matches in Dubai or UAE” was the statement made to ANI by a source in BCCI. 

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As per the initial draft the Pakistan Cricket Board had allotted all the Indian matches in Lahore, the massive India vs Pakistan game was set to take place on the 1st of March at the Gaddafi Stadium. 

India set to snub Pakistan once again 

The BCCI has made it categorically clear about its reluctance to tour Pakistan for the Champions Trophy. In what is likely to be a huge blow for the PCB, the BCCI is set to suggest the Hybrid Model to the ICC once more. 

The model was successfully adopted during the 2023 Asia Cup with India playing all its matches in Sri Lanka. Pakistan which was the sole host of the event had to travel to play their group phase and Super 4 stages of the tournament. 

Pakistan had hoped that the men in blue would tour the nation for the first time in over 16 years. It is yet to be seen what the next move will be adopted by the PCB and the ICC with the tournament just 6 months away. 

Rajeev Shukla who is the BCCI Vice-President had told ANI a few months ago “In the case of Champions Trophy, we will do whatever the government of India will tell us to do. We send out a team only when the government of India permits us. So we will go according to the decision of the government”

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