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PCB Chief’s reply to Rohit Sharma: ‘Come for Champions Trophy 2025 first’

PCB Chief’s reply to Rohit Sharma: ‘Come for Champions Trophy 2025 first’

The Champions Trophy 2025 will be the first ICC event to be held in Pakistan after 28 years.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief, Mohsin Naqvi, has given a curt reply to Rohit Sharma. The current Indian skipper stated a couple of days ago that he has no reservations about playing against the Pakistan cricket team. But, instead of applauding his effort to promote cricket between the two countries, he’s come out and given a rather peculiar answer.

Bilateral later, Champions Trophy 2025 first

“I am ready to play Test matches against Pakistan,” Rohit Sharma said on the Club Prairie podcast a few days ago. Although Naqvi appreciated the comment, he further added that it’ll happen if they come to Pakistan to play at the Champions Trophy (CT) 2025.

“Look, if any options in this regard come we will consider it, but our target right now is to host the Champions Trophy and first let India come for the tournament,” he said.

He also added that the potential India vs Pakistan series can’t happen until February–March 2025 due to the Pakistan cricket team’s packed schedule. But if a proposal were to come from the BCCI, they’d only accept it if they came to the nation for the Champions Trophy 2025.

“Right now till the CT there is no slot available as our team has a packed itinerary. “Once they come here first then we can look at any proposal whenever it comes before us,” Naqvi further added.

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