Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Pakistan is all set to host the ICC Champions Trophy 2025. However, another battle between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is on the cards as India are unlikely to travel to Pakistan for the mega event.

Earlier a couple of months back, BCCI vs PCB were at loggerheads as India denied to travel Pakistan for the Asia Cup. Subsequently, ACC was forced to change the format and some of the venues of the tournament. As a result, the tournament was held in a hybrid model, with Pakistan hosting as many as four matches and the remaining games held in Sri Lanka. Eventually, India emerged champions of the tournament.

Earlier, PCB had said that they won’t travel to India for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 if India doesn’t travel to Pakistan for the Asia Cup. However, PCB changed its stance later.

Originally, Pakistan is the host of the upcoming Champions Trophy. However, the Indian government not allowing the team to travel to their neighboring country. Under the circumstance, it will be a herculean task for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to choose a neutral venue. Following the development, Sri Lanka and UAE may the best bet for hosting the grand event.