Lahore to stage IND vs PAK thriller in Champions Trophy 2025: Reports

Champions Trophy 2025: The draft schedule for the Champions Trophy 2025 has been submitted to the International Cricket Council (ICC).

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Champions Trophy 2025: Amidst the ongoing ICC Men's T20 Cricket T20 2024 tournament, a big breaking has surfaced regarding Champions Trophy 2025. The Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore is slated to host the highly anticipated match between India and Pakistan during the 2025 Champions Trophy, as reported by Cricbuzz. This thrilling encounter is expected to take place in March 2025, marking another chapter in the fierce rivalry between the two Asian giants.

Tentative schedule of Champions Trophy 2025 

According to reports, the draft schedule for the Champions Trophy 2025 has been submitted to the International Cricket Council (ICC). The India-Pakistan clash is scheduled as the final league match in the eight-team, 15-match tournament, which is set to run from February 19 to March 9. 

The semi-finals are scheduled to be held in Karachi and Rawalpindi. The grand finale is planned for March 9 in Lahore. The city will also host all of India’s matches and their semi-final, should they qualify.

Government approval awaited

The proposed schedule designates Lahore as the venue for the India-Pakistan game. However, this is contingent on the Indian government's approval for the team to travel to Pakistan. If permission is not granted, a hybrid model may be implemented to ensure the match takes place.

Preparations by PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been instructed to proceed with preparations. Lahore, Karachi, and Rawalpindi have been identified as the venues for the 20-day competition. Lahore is expected to host all matches involving India. Currently, Lahore is set to host seven games, Rawalpindi five, and Karachi three, including the tournament's opening match on February 19.

No hybrid model discussions yet

As of now, neither the PCB nor the ICC are discussing a hybrid model for the tournament. However, this may change depending on political and logistical developments.