Wasim Akram outlines reasons for Indian team’s Champions Trophy 2025 visit to Pakistan

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Wasim Akram outlines reasons for Indian team's Champions Trophy 2025 visit to Pakistan

Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram has voiced optimism about the Indian team’s potential visit to Pakistan for the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy.

During an interview with an international media outlet, Akram expressed his belief that the Indian team will tour Pakistan next year for the Champions Trophy and experience top-notch arrangements.

He also commended PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi’s initiatives to enhance stadiums for the event, describing these efforts as a positive development.

Akram emphasized the importance of the tournament for Pakistan’s cricketing reputation. “I hope all countries will participate because cricket and politics are entirely different. The whole nation is ready to host eight major teams,” he added.

The 2025 Champions Trophy is set to take place between February and mid-March, featuring 15 matches. The Indian team is anticipated to play all its matches in Lahore.

This tournament marks the return of the Champions Trophy after 8-year break. Pakistan won the last edition in 2017 under Sarfraz Ahmed’s leadership, defeating India in the final.

The ICC has confirmed the participation of eight teams: Pakistan (host), India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan, England, and Bangladesh.

Pakistan and India have not played a bilateral series since 2013. The Indian team last toured Pakistan for the 2008 Asia Cup.

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