Champions Trophy 2025: Potential India-Pakistan Showdown in Lahore Next February-March

India-Pakistan Match Likely in Lahore for Champions Trophy 2025

The Champions Trophy 2025, hosted by Pakistan, is scheduled to take place from February 19 to March 9 next year. According to Cricbuzz reports, the draft schedule for the Champions Trophy 2025 has been submitted to the International Cricket Council (ICC). This draft indicates that the India-Pakistan match will be the last match of the league stage and is expected to be held in Lahore.

Proposed Venues by PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has proposed three venues for the tournament: Lahore, Karachi, and Rawalpindi. These venues have been suggested to host the matches during the Champions Trophy 2025.

Uncertainty Over India’s Participation in Pakistan

There is still uncertainty regarding Team India’s participation in the tournament if it requires traveling to Pakistan. If India decides not to travel to Pakistan, the tournament might be held in a hybrid model. This model was used in the Asia Cup last year, where India’s matches were played in the UAE.

In summary, while Lahore is likely to host the highly anticipated India-Pakistan match, the final confirmation depends on India’s decision regarding their travel to Pakistan for the tournament. If not, alternative arrangements such as a hybrid model might be considered to ensure the smooth conduct of the tournament.

Asia Cup Matches Held in Sri Lanka at India’s Request

Last year, the Asia Cup was hosted by Pakistan, but due to India’s decision not to travel to Pakistan, the tournament was conducted in a ‘hybrid model.’ As a result, India’s matches were held in Sri Lanka. In the final match, played in Colombo, the Indian team defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets to win the cup.

Eight Teams to Participate in Champions Trophy 2025

The last Champions Trophy was held in 2017 in England and Wales, where Pakistan emerged victorious by defeating India in the final. The schedule for the Champions Trophy 2025 has not yet been released. The tournament will feature eight teams and will span over two weeks.

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