Reports: PCB appeals to ICC to ensure India's participation in Champions Trophy 2025
The BCCI recently refused the hybrid model that the PCB put forth for the Asia Cup 2023.
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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to ensure that team India comes to Pakistan to participate in the ICC Champions Trophy in 2025 if Pakistan travels to India for the upcoming ODI World Cup to be held in India.
The demand was reportedly placed in front of ICC Chairman Greg Barclay and chief executive Geoff Allardice. The PCB also recently warned of boycotting the upcoming ODI World Cup after the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) refused to travel to Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023 which is scheduled for September 2023.
The hosting rights drama for the Asia Cup 2023 has been going on for quite a few months now. With no plausible solutions still coming forth, a final decision on the matter remains unclear as of yet.
Furthermore, BCCI has also reportedly rejected the hybrid model of the Asia Cup that was put forth by the PCB. The hybrid model stated that team India would play their matches of the tournament at a neutral venue; additionally, the knockout games were purportedly proposed to be held at a neutral venue as well.
Continuing upon the same and looking after the BCCI’s refusal of the hybrid model, PCB has asked for a formal assurance from the ICC that India would travel to Pakistan for the Champions Trophy.
Several reports also claim that a final decision on the same could be taken in the upcoming ICC board meetings. However, considering the BCCI's stronghold over world cricket’s economy, it could be quite a possibility that Pakistan might consider forfeiting its matches in the upcoming World Cup that are scheduled for the latter stages of 2023.
There were an ample number of discussions that took place during Greg Barclay and Geoff Allardice’s visit, one of them is the details about the ICC’s revenue model. Many reports have emerged lately and claim that that the BCCI would take 38.5 percent of the body’s revenue, while Pakistan would get a mere 5.75 percent.