The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is making every effort possible to facilitate a potential historic visit by India to Pakistan for the Champions Trophy 2025.

According to sources, the PCB has recently suggested hosting all of India’s matches in Lahore, marking a significant step towards fostering cricketing diplomacy between the two nations.

The proposed schedule for the 2025 Champions Trophy outlines Karachi, Lahore, and Rawalpindi as the designated venues for the prestigious tournament. However, reports indicate that India could be stationed exclusively in Lahore throughout the tournament.

The decision to base India in one city aims to streamline logistical and security arrangements, potentially easing concerns surrounding their travel within Pakistan.

Moreover, Lahore’s proximity to the Wagah border crossing offers Indian fans a convenient option to witness the action firsthand, further enhancing the spirit of cross-border camaraderie.

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PCB chairman Mohsin Naqvi recently disclosed that the board has forwarded a draft schedule of the tournament to the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Deliberations among the participating members are set to ensue, with the primary focus likely to revolve around India’s participation.

The final verdict on India’s visit to Pakistan rests with the Indian government, underscoring the significance of diplomatic relations in shaping cricketing engagements between the neighbouring nations.

The proposed Champions Trophy marks Pakistan’s first opportunity to host an ICC event since the 1996 World Cup.

Notably, no Indian team has toured Pakistan since the 2008 Asia Cup, with bilateral relations fraught with political tensions over the years.

Last year, when Pakistan hosted the Asia Cup, they were forced to deploy a hybrid model in which India played all their games in Sri Lanka.

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