Report Wire - ICC assured India, different groups will journey to Pakistan for Champions Trophy 2025: Chairman Greg Barclay

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ICC assured India, different groups will journey to Pakistan for Champions Trophy 2025: Chairman Greg Barclay

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The International Cricket Council stated on Monday stated it believes that groups can have reservations, touring to Pakistan for Champions Trophy 2025. The ICC final week awarded the internet hosting rights of the 2025 Champions Trophy to Pakistan. It will mark the return of main cricketing occasion to Pakistan after greater than twenty years.

The final time Pakistan had an ICC occasion on its soil was when it co-hosted the 1996 World Cup together with India and Sri Lanka.It has not been capable of host many worldwide video games within the nation for the reason that 2009 terrorist assault on Sri Lankan group bus in Lahore.”The answer is, from what we can see so far, absolutely (teams will travel),” ICC chair Greg Barclay stated on Monday.”ICC cricket event is coming back to Pakistan after many years. All of it with the exception of what happened in the last few weeks has gone ahead without any any issues at all,” added Barclay, who was joined by ICC CEO Geoff Allardice.In September, Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ramiz Raja lashed out on the ‘western bloc’ after England and New Zealand pulled out of their excursions to the Asian nation because of safety considerations. However, England are set to play 7 T20Is in Pakistan in 2022 whereas Australia are additionally set to tour the Asian nation.Barclay insisted that the governing physique would not have awarded the internet hosting rights to Pakistan if it wasn’t assured of the occasion going forward efficiently.”So, we wouldn’t have awarded the event if we didn’t think the Pakistan were capable of hosting it. We think it’s an exciting opportunity, a prospect for them to be able to host a world’s event for the first time for a period of quite a period of time.””It’s not until 2025 and I’m sure that they will, as all countries are required to do, put together the appropriate security plans and assurances to ensure that they can been as delivered. So yes, we were comfortable and confident that we’ll go ahead,” Barclay added.India touring to Pakistan difficult situation: BarclayIndia’s participation within the event stays a doubt as no bilateral cricket has taken place between the 2 neighbours since 2012 because of diplomatic tensions after terror assaults in India.Sports Minister Anurag Thakur final week stated a choice on India’s participation within the Champions Trophy shall be taken when the time comes as there are nonetheless safety points for worldwide groups to tour the neighbouring nation.Barclay acknowledged that will probably be difficult situation to work by means of and hoped the cricket may convey enchancment within the relations between the 2 neighbours.”We know that it is particularly challenging issue to work through. I mean, from my point of view, I can’t control geopolitical forces are working on what we do.”But I simply hope that cricket might be compelled to maybe assist enhance relationships between them.”One of the great things that sport can do is to help to bring people in nations together. So,if we can do something and in a small way to contribute to that, then that’s fantastic,” he added. (With PTI Inputs)