Islamabad, Nov 17, (Asia Free Press): International Cricket Council (ICC) announced Tuesday that Pakistan will host the ICC Champions Trophy in 2025.
The world cricket body said that Pakistan would host such ICC events after two decades.
Earlier, Pakistan had hosted a 50-over ICC ODI World Cup event in 1996 jointly with India and Sri Lanka.
Eleven full members and three associate members have been selected to host two ICC Men’s Cricket World Cups, four ICC Men’s T20 World Cups and two ICC Men’s Champions Trophy events.
The USA and Namibia will host an ICC World Cup event for the first time. Meanwhile, Australia, Bangladesh, England, Ireland, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, and Zimbabwe have previously staged major events and will do so again over the next decade.
ICC selected the hosts via a competitive bidding process overseen by a Board sub-committee chaired by Martin Snedden and Sourav Ganguly, and Ricky Skerritt.
The ICC board accepted the committee’s recommendations who conducted a thorough review of each bid along with ICC management.