Pakistani followers have been ecstatic after the nation received the internet hosting rights to the 2025 Champions Trophy, a title that the Men in Green received in 2017 and can defend on their homeland.
Pakistan received the 50-over match underneath the management of wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed after they beat India within the last. They went into the match because the eighth-ranked staff in ODIs and misplaced the opener to India, however they then shocked everybody by occurring a profitable streak.
The final time Pakistan hosted an ICC mega occasion was again in 1996, the place they have been joined as co-hosts by India and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka received that 50-over World Cup in opposition to Australia at Lahore’s iconic Gaddafi Stadium.
Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ramiz Raja was blissful that the ICC confirmed “faith” within the nation.
“By allocating a major global event to Pakistan, the ICC has expressed complete confidence and faith in our management, and operational capabilities and skills,” Ramiz mentioned quickly after the announcement. He added that the 2025 occasion will probably be a “boon for millions of home fans” who will watch their “favourite international players from close quarters”.
ICC Chair Greg Barclay was blissful that the brand new technique of “competitive bidding” was concluded efficiently for the very first time by the sport’s governing physique.
The hosts have been chosen by way of a aggressive bidding course of overseen by a board sub-committee chaired by Martin Snedden together with Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Skerritt. The ICC Board accepted the suggestions of the committee who performed an intensive assessment of every bid together with the ICC administration.
The same course of to establish the hosts for ICC Women’s and U19s occasions for the subsequent cycle will probably be undertaken early subsequent 12 months.
“We are delighted to have concluded this competitive bidding process for the first time for ICC events. To have 14 members hosting eight events is a reflection of the truly global nature of our sport and I’d like to thank every member that submitted a bid and offer our congratulations to the successful bidders,” mentioned Barclay.
Meanwhile, for the primary time ever, the US will host an ICC mega occasion once they welcome followers for the 2024 T20 World Cup. West Indies will co-host the occasion with the US.
“It is unbelievable to be returning to so many earlier hosts, however what is de facto thrilling about this course of is the international locations who will stage ICC occasions for the primary time together with the USA which is a strategic progress marketplace for us.
This offers us the chance to deepen our reference to followers in conventional cricket nations and in addition reach new followers around the globe,” Barclay added.
Moreover, the rights to host the 2026 T20 World Cup have been received by India and Sri Lanka.
The 2027 ODI World Cup will probably be performed in Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Australia and New Zealand will play co-hosts to the 2028 T20 World Cup.
India will host the 2029 Champions Trophy. England, Ireland and Scotland will host the 2030 T20 World Cup and the 2031 ODI World Cup will probably be performed in India and Bangladesh.