Pakistan to Host Cricket Tri-Series in February 2025

Pakistan to Host Cricket Tri-Series in February 2025

Lahore, March 16, 2024 – The cricketing landscape is set to witness an exhilarating spectacle as Pakistan gears up to host an international cricket tri-series in February 2025.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the eagerly anticipated event following a meeting between Chairman PCB, Mohsin Naqvi, Chairman of Cricket South Africa (CSA), Lawson Naidoo, and Chairman of New Zealand Cricket (NZC), Roger Twose.

The meeting, held with an air of enthusiasm and collaboration, focused on finalizing plans for the ODI Tri-series involving Pakistan, New Zealand, and South Africa. Scheduled just before the ICC Champions Trophy, slated for the same year, the tri-series promises to be a thrilling precursor to the prestigious tournament. The proposal was met with resounding approval from all parties involved, signaling a unified commitment to the advancement of cricketing camaraderie and competition.

Chairman PCB, Mohsin Naqvi, expressed his gratitude to Roger Twose and Lawson Naidoo for their unwavering support and participation in the forthcoming tri-series. He highlighted the significance of the event, emphasizing that it marks a significant return for Pakistan as hosts of such a prestigious tournament after a considerable hiatus. Naqvi further extended a warm invitation to both dignitaries to visit Pakistan, fostering stronger ties between cricketing nations.

Pakistan’s last stint as hosts for a tri-series dates back to October 2004, where Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe joined the fray alongside the home team. The forthcoming event, therefore, holds special significance as it marks a resurgence in Pakistan’s stature as a favored destination for international cricketing contests.

Chairman PCB, Mohsin Naqvi, articulated his anticipation for the prestigious ICC Champions Trophy 2025, underscoring the honor and privilege it bestows upon Pakistan to host the pinnacle event. With the prospect of welcoming the top eight ODI teams to its soil, Pakistan eagerly anticipates showcasing its passion and prowess as a cricketing nation on the global stage.

As preparations gather momentum and excitement builds for the upcoming tri-series and subsequent ICC Champions Trophy, cricket enthusiasts worldwide await with bated breath for the action-packed spectacle that Pakistan is poised to deliver. The confluence of talent, competition, and camaraderie promises to captivate audiences and leave an indelible mark on the annals of cricketing history.

With the stage set and aspirations soaring, Pakistan stands ready to reaffirm its status as a cricketing powerhouse and a hospitable host for the cricketing fraternity. As February 2025 beckons, the cricketing world eagerly awaits the grandeur and excitement that only Pakistan can offer on the cricketing stage.