Indian Government & Home Ministry To Decide Whether India Will Tour Pakistan Or Not For ICC Champions Trophy 2025
Indian Government & Home Ministry To Decide Whether India Will Tour Pakistan Or Not For ICC Champions Trophy 2025

A decision regarding India‘s participation in the 2025 Champions Trophy, which is set to be hosted by Pakistan, will be taken by the Indian government “when the time will come”, so has been said by Anurag Thakur, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports.

In the ICC meeting held on Tuesday, the governing body decided that the 2025 edition of the champions trophy will be staged in Pakistan.

However, due to the political tensions and security concerns for Indian players in Pakistan, fans have been skeptical about Indian players traveling to the neighbouring nation.

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Pakistan will host the 2025 Champions Trophy. Image-geo.tv

Anurag Thakur highlighted the security factor while stating the final decision will be taken by the Indian government later on.

“When the time will come, the Indian government and the Home Ministry will take a decision. During the international championships, all the factors are looked upon,” Anurag Thakur told ANI.

“Even in the past, many countries have refused to play in Pakistan due to security concerns. As you all know, many players were even attacked while playing over there and that’s a big issue to be dealt with,” he added.

It is going to be a viewing boon to millions of Pakistani fans: Ramiz Raja

PCB chairman Ramiz Raja is delighted with this news as he had won the hosting rights after strongly presenting his case to the ICC. The 2025 Champions Trophy will be the first ICC event in Pakistan since 1996.

Ramiz Raja
Ramiz Raja. Credits: PCB

“It delights me no end that Pakistan will be hosting this prestigious world tournament . It is going to be a viewing boon to millions of Pakistani fans who had to wait patiently for years to be part of something as grand as this. World will sample our hospitality to go with our great exciting cricket,” Ramiz Raja told Cricbuzz.

The Champions Trophy will return after 8 years; Pakistan won the tournament in 2017 in England, defeating India in the final.

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