Champions Trophy 2025: New PCB chairman Mohsin Naqvi needs 'participation assurance' from BCCI at Dubai Meet | Cricket Information - 7 minute timer

Champions Trophy 2025: New PCB chairman Mohsin Naqvi needs ‘participation assurance’ from BCCI at Dubai Meet | Cricket Information


NEW DELHI: Newly appointed PCB chief Mohsin Naqvi is predicted to hunt assurance from BCCI secretary Jay Shah concerning India’s participation within the Champions Trophy 2025 in Pakistan in the course of the ICC Assembly in Dubai subsequent week. Nevertheless, it appears unlikely that vital progress shall be made at this stage because the event is almost a 12 months away. On the meet, Naqvi is prone to focus on the matter with key figures within the ICC in addition to Jay Shah however contemplating that the event is slated for February-March in 2025, the BCCI just isn’t prone to straightaway decide to sending the workforce to Pakistan.Whereas Champions Trophy is an ICC event and with each different cricketing nation travelling to Pakistan, the BCCI won’t completely shut its door however any clearance from the federal government of India won’t come a minimum of weeks earlier than the event commences.”The biggest worry for the PCB is whether India will send its team to Pakistan and there is no repeat of last year’s Asia Cup issues,” a PCB supply mentioned, citing the ‘Hybrid Mannequin’ that was used final 12 months.Final 12 months, PCB was compelled to comply with a sharing method underneath which it hosted 4 video games of the Asia Cup and the remainder had been held in Sri Lanka for the reason that BCCI made it clear that it can not ship its workforce to Pakistan due to non-clearance from its authorities.”This is an ICC event and Pakistan went last year to India for the World Cup. Naqvi will try to convince the ICC and BCCI that they need to confirm that India will be coming to Pakistan as early as possible as it will help promote the CT for them,” the supply added.”Naqvi will try to assure the BCCI representatives that with elections (in Pakistan) completed and a new government in place, there will be no security or other concerns for them to play in Pakistan.”The final time India toured Pakistan was again in 2008 when it performed within the Asia Cup and since Pakistan has thrice been to India for the ICC World Cup occasions in 2011 (ODI World Cup), 2016 (T20 World Cup) and 2023 (ODI World Cup).The supply mentioned Naqvi may also transient the ICC board in regards to the upgradation of stadiums in Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi and the Pakistan authorities’s stance on India enjoying in Pakistan.When a BCCI supply was requested, he gave a normal reply.”Playing in Pakistan is something that only Indian government can decide and BCCI will have to follow the government diktat. Also it is too early to even ask for government’s permission and if their new chairman is expecting some kind of assurance in March 2024 for a tournament in Feb-March 2025, he is mistaken,” the BCCI supply mentioned.(With inputs from PTI)

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