BCCI Weighs Alternatives Amid Doubt Over India’s Participation in 2025 Champions Trophy

India's Participation in 2025 Champions Trophy

BCCI Proposes Venue Change and Hybrid Format for 2025 Champions Trophy The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Mohsin Naqvi, has signaled a potential breakthrough in cricket relations between Pakistan and India. Naqvi expressed willingness to discuss a bilateral series with India, contingent upon India’s participation in the 2025 Champions Trophy to be hosted in Pakistan.

However, recent reports from sources within the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) paint a different picture. The BCCI appears skeptical about the feasibility of a bilateral series and even casts doubt on India’s participation in the Champions Trophy in Pakistan.

According to Indo-Asian News Service (IANS), BCCI sources have suggested that India may not only skip the bilateral series but also reconsider its participation in the Champions Trophy. There’s speculation about a potential change in venue or the adoption of a hybrid model for the tournament. The BCCI would require government approval for travel, which seems uncertain given the current strained relations between India and Pakistan.

Sources within the BCCI emphasized that despite the Champions Trophy being an ICC event, India’s participation ultimately depends on governmental directives. The last bilateral series between India and Pakistan dates back to 2012-13, and with India’s reluctance to play in Pakistan, the chances of such a series happening anytime soon seem slim.

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The situation mirrors the recent Asia Cup, where India’s refusal to play in Pakistan led to the adoption of a hybrid model, with matches predominantly held in Sri Lanka. As cricket fans await further developments, the fate of both the bilateral series and India’s participation in the Champions Trophy remains uncertain.

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