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Will India visit Pakistan for 2025 Champions Trophy?

Will India visit Pakistan for 2025 Champions Trophy?
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The cricketing world awaits with bated breath as whispers of India’s potential tour to Pakistan for the 2025 Champions Trophy gain momentum. While official confirmation remains elusive, reliable sources paint a picture of cautious optimism.

Notably, India hasn’t officially declined the invitation, and several key figures have even expressed support for the visit. Pakistan, set to host the 50-over tournament from February 19th to March 9th, has proposed Lahore as the venue for India’s matches. This draft schedule, submitted to the ICC, has received no objections so far.

Moreover, the ICC is expected to share the finalized schedule with all participating boards in the coming weeks. Notably, seven out of the eight teams – Australia, England, South Africa, Bangladesh, New Zealand, and Afghanistan – have recently toured Pakistan without any issues.

It is pertinent to mention that this positive trend stands in contrast to the 2023 Asia Cup, where a hybrid model placed most matches in Sri Lanka due to the BCCI’s apprehensions about touring Pakistan. However, Pakistan did manage a successful visit to India later that year for the ODI World Cup.

The 2017 Champions Trophy champions, Pakistan, are eager to see India play on their home soil. This potential series holds immense significance for fans on both sides of the border, and a final decision from the BCCI is eagerly awaited.

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