Connect with us

SPORTS

PCB unveils details of 2024-25 home international season

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the details of the men’s 2024-25 home international cricket season. The national team will engage in three Test series and participate in the first ODI tri-series in over two decades, leading up to the eight-team ICC Champions Trophy 2025, which will be hosted in Pakistan.

The season kicks off with Bangladesh playing two Tests in Rawalpindi (August 21-25) and Karachi (August 30 – September 3). The international calendar will conclude with the ICC Champions Trophy 2025 final, scheduled for March 9.

During the season, Pakistan will host England for three Tests in Multan (October 7-11), Karachi (October 15-19), and Rawalpindi (October 24-28), followed by the West Indies for two Tests in Karachi (January 16-20) and Multan (January 24-28). Additionally, Multan will host an ODI tri-series involving New Zealand and South Africa from February 8-14.

Bangladesh last played a Test in Pakistan in February 2020, while England last visited in December 2022. The upcoming series against the West Indies marks their first Test tour since November 2006. Pakistan last hosted the West Indies for a Test series in October 2016.

Beyond these home fixtures, the men’s team will tour Australia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa from November 4 to January 7, participating in two Tests, nine ODIs, and nine T20Is.

Overall, from August 2024 to March 2025, Pakistan’s men’s cricket team is set to play nine Tests, nine T20Is, and at least 14 ODIs, with the potential for more ODIs based on their performance in the ODI tri-series and ICC Champions Trophy 2025.

In conjunction with international cricket, PCB will oversee an expanded PCB Domestic Cricket Season 2024-25, as well as women’s domestic and international events. The HBL Pakistan Super League 2025 is also scheduled for April/May 2025.

The nine Tests against Bangladesh, England, South Africa, and the West Indies will contribute to Pakistan’s standing in the ICC World Test Championship 2023-25. Currently placed fifth with 22 points, Pakistan aims to strengthen their position for a possible finals berth at Lord’s in June 2025.

Karachi, Multan, and Rawalpindi will host the seven Tests and four ODIs, while Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium, undergoing redevelopment for the ICC Champions Trophy 2025, will potentially host matches from February 19 to March 9.

PCB Chair Mohsin Naqvi emphasized the importance of finalizing the schedule early to ensure proper preparation and to showcase Pakistan as a leading cricket nation and a professional organization committed to the sport’s growth and development.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Must See

More in SPORTS