LAHORE: Pakistan’s men’s cricket team will defend their ICC Champions Trophy title at home as the International Cricket Council has scheduled the global event to be played here in 2025.
Cricket’s governing body took to Twitter to announce that 12 different nations will host eight tournaments during the 2024-2031 events cycle.
With the announcement, the ICC Champions Trophy officially makes a comeback which had previously been scrapped. Pakistan are the current ICC Champions Trophy holders. They beat their arch rivals India in a one-sided final back in 2017 at The Oval.
According to the announcement by the ICC, four T20 World Cups, two Champions Trophies, and two 50-over World Cups are scheduled to be played during the 2024-2031 cycle.
|T20 World Cup 2024||USA and West Indies|
|Champions Trophy 2025||Pakistan|
|T20 World Cup 2026||India and Sri Lanka|
|50-over World Cup 2027||South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia|
|T20 World Cup 2028||Australia and New Zealand|
|Champions Trophy 2029||India|
|World T20 2030||England, Ireland and Scotland|
|50-over World Cup 2031||India and Bangladesh|