Earlier reports had speculated about the possibility of ICC relocating the 2025 tournament from Pakistan to the West Indies and the United States
The England Cricket Board (ECB) has denied rumours regarding the potential relocation of the T20 World Cup 2024 from the United States of America (USA) and West Indies, foreign media reported.
The aforementioned report mentioned that a spokesperson from the ECB rubbished these rumours, stating that the news of the tournament being moved lacks credibility, as the announcement regarding the host countries has already been made by the ICC and it should be regarded as the final decision.
Earlier reports had speculated about the possibility of ICC relocating the 2025 tournament from Pakistan to the West Indies and the United States, while discussions were also underway regarding the potential shifting of the 2024 T20 World Cup to England, Scotland, and Ireland.
According to the report by News18, the United States and the West Indies could jointly host the 2025 Champions Trophy instead of the 2024 T20 World Cup, with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) being compensated for the venue change.
These discussions are still in the preliminary stages, and broadcasters are reportedly in agreement with the proposal. The suggested transfer of the 2025 Champions Trophy to the West Indies and America aims to provide both countries with additional time to prepare the necessary infrastructure for hosting a global event.
It is important to note that the ICC had previously awarded the hosting rights of the 2025 Champions Trophy to Pakistan, which would mark the first global event to be held in the country since 1996.The upcoming T20 World Cup in 2024 will witness the participation of 20 countries, with a total of 55 matches scheduled to be played among them.