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PCB Upgrades Stadiums To Meet 'International Standards' For Champions Trophy 2025

A bird-eye view of National Stadium, Karachi (X.com)A bird-eye view of National Stadium, Karachi (X.com)

Three major Pakistan cricket venues—Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, National Stadium in Karachi, and Pindi Stadium in Rawalpindi—are under construction at this moment.

There have been plenty of discussions about why exactly the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) began the project when the Champions Trophy 2025 was just seven months away. The real reason, however, has now been revealed.

Pakistan On A Mission To Host Champions Trophy 2025

According to a report filed by cricketpakistan.com.pk, the PCB had to start reconstructing stadiums ‘to meet international standards’. Considering the fact that Champions Trophy 2025 is a mega event, the ICC, even though they haven’t forced them yet, would look for certain facilities in order to give them a green light for hosting.

"...The upgrades were necessary to meet international standards," a spokesperson said, as quoted by cricketpakistan.com.pk.

Earlier, the PCB confirmed that they proposed the draft schedule for the Champions Trophy 2025, with Lahore taking centre stage to host the India versus Pakistan fixture on March 1.

The Champions Trophy 2025 is set to get underway on February 19 and will conclude on March 9. The Reserve Day for final is also there, on March 10.