Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Rameez Raja has said that Asia Cup and Champions Trophy will not be hosted in UAE due to India. Addressing a virtual press conference, Rameez Raja said that they have reached here by taking small steps in 10 years, everyone has a role to play in hosting the Champions Trophy, including the positive attitude of PSL, Pakistan will host the Champions Trophy alone.
PCB Chairman Rameez Raja statements regarding Champions Trophy
Chairman PCB said that more good news will come in the next 2 to 3 years, Pakistan has to make its team better first, when the team is good then everyone will join Pakistan. We need to improve our cricket. While there will be no sharing with anyone in this regard. He said that in 2025, whoever is the head of the board, such a big event should not be stopped, it does not matter who comes and goes, whoever comes after me also has to work.
If the pitches are not good then there can be no quality cricket. The national team has played a very good game in the World Cup. I pray that this continuity will be maintained. There are many things to look for in giving a blank check to the team. Details will be revealed soon. Rameez Raja said that all the teams including India are sure to participate in the Champions Trophy 2025. Due to India, there will be no event in UAE, everyone will have to play in Pakistan.
Chairman PCB further said that he wants good relations with every board. He has no fear that the teams will decide to withdraw from the Champions Trophy. Bilateral series with India is difficult but international events in Pakistan including Asia Cup 2023. It will be difficult for the Indian team to retreat.