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BCCI Is Set For A Huge Fight Against Pakistan And Teach PCB A Lesson-TGN

Pakistan was awarded the hosting rights for the ICC Champions Trophy 2025, a prestigious cricket tournament. However, this decision has raised eyebrows as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Indian government are unlikely to permit Team India to participate in the tournament on Pakistani soil. This comes in the backdrop of India’s long-standing refusal to engage in bilateral cricketing ties with Pakistan due to repeated acts of terrorism and the killing of Indian soldiers.

The strained relations between India and Pakistan have had far-reaching implications for the world of cricket. Two months ago, Pakistan was designated as the host for the Asia Cup 2023. In a move reflecting India’s concerns, they decided not to play any matches on Pakistani turf. As a result, the Asia Cup was held in a unique “hybrid model,” with Pakistan serving as the host, but India’s matches and the final were shifted to Sri Lanka.

BCCI may not allow India to play in Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy

The root cause of this cricketing impasse lies in India’s stance on security concerns. The Indian government has been resolute in its decision not to allow the national cricket team to travel to Pakistan until Pakistan takes concrete steps to address cross-border terrorism and the safety of Indian athletes. The situation is further exacerbated by the historical context of these security issues.

The decision by the BCCI and the Indian government to abstain from bilateral cricket with Pakistan is a reflection of the broader political and diplomatic tensions between the two nations. The threat of terrorism and the loss of Indian soldiers have left a deep scar, making it difficult for cricket to serve as a bridge between these nations.

The ICC Champions Trophy 2025 is now at a crossroads, with uncertainty surrounding India’s participation. The cricketing world watches closely, hoping for a diplomatic breakthrough that will enable cricket to transcend the political divides and bring together fans on both sides of the border. However, until significant progress is made on the security front, the cricketing ties between India and Pakistan remain in a state of turmoil, casting a shadow over the future of the sport in the region. So, another hybrid model may be on the cards

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