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PCB official responds to reports of India not travelling to Pakistan for Champions Trophy 2025

PCB official responds to reports of India not travelling to Pakistan for Champions Trophy 2025

PCB is slated to host first-ever ICC tournament -- Champions Trophy 2025 in Pakistan since the 1996 World Cup.

After a report claimed that India would not travel to Pakistan for the Champions Trophy 2025, it seems like the PCB would make an official statement, after an announcement is made by the BCCI, formally. Responding to the report, a PCB official told IANS, “PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi has said it already that Pakistan is open to play a bilateral series with India at a neutral venue only if India agrees to participate in the ICC Champions Trophy in Pakistan next year,” the PCB source told IANS.

“There is a clear and glaring contrast between the statement of Rohit Sharma and a corresponding BCCI source-based story. It clearly shows that if its about cricket, the players are willing and have no problem. But its the political leadership of India that always creates nuisance and blocks the way every time.”

Champions Trophy & IND vs PAK Series Debate

The entire issue had started, when a report claimed that the PCB was interested in hosting India not only for the Champions Trophy, but also a bilateral series. To this, a BCCI official said, “Forget bilateral series…Team India may not even travel to Pakistan for the Champions Trophy.”

Rohit Sharma’s Views on IND vs PAK

Recently, India skipper Rohit Sharma had mentioned that he was ready to play a Test series vs Pakistan, that drew a lot of praise from the other side. “I am ready to play Test matches against Pakistan. We play with them in the ICC tournament. It will be a good contest between both teams. I am not concerned about anything else. All I want a good battle between bat and ball,” Rohit Sharma said.

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