The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the schedule of ICC tournaments of men’s cricket for the next decade. On Tuesday, taking to Twitter ICC announced the host countries of the four upcoming T20 World Cup editions, two 50-over World Cups, and two Champions Trophies. The ICC Champions Trophy will mark its return and this time Pakistan will be hosting the tournament.
ICC’s announcement has come out as a major boost for Pakistan, which is currently trying to bring back international cricket to the cricket-crazy nation. This will be the first time in nearly three decades that Pakistan will be hosting an ICC tournament.
Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ramiz Raja expressed his joy as he shared the news from his official Twitter handle. He wrote:
“It’s a matter of great pride and delight that Pakistan will be hosting ICC Champions Trophy 2025. This great news will surely excite millions of Pakistani fans, expats and world fans to see great teams and players in action and will allow the world to sample our hospitality.”
Meanwhile, the fans on social media came up with hilarious memes and reactions after the news came out. Fans started a hilarious meme-fest on social media.
Here, check out some of the hilarious memes we found on Twitter:
BIG news: ICC awarded the hosting rights of 2025 Champions Trophy to PAKISTAN. Last Pak hosted any ICC event was in 1996. Pak had 2008 CT but was postponed & eventually taken taken out to South Africa in 2009. Were the co-host in 2011-WC but ICC stripped Pak of hosting rights.
— Umar Farooq Kalson (@kalson) November 16, 2021
2025 Champions Trophy team kit Starter Pack. pic.twitter.com/cxMCidsA2x
— CA Mayank (@Mayank_Parakh) November 16, 2021
JUST IN: The ICC have announced that Pakistan will host the 2025 Champions Trophy pic.twitter.com/naK4gU9P3M
— Aj suv (@AjaySuvarna19) November 16, 2021
The 2025 Champions Trophy is set to be the first major ICC tournament to be hosted in Pakistan since 1996 ?? pic.twitter.com/2HAX92IMP8
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) November 16, 2021
Pakistan will be hosting 2025 Champions Trophy.
UAE be like:- pic.twitter.com/TZIyoB4cF1
— KlRahulPopa (@Abhiaj77) November 16, 2021
2025 Champions Trophy in Pakistan pic.twitter.com/YuHkAR8qqj
— Amit (@AmitTweets27) November 16, 2021
What’s common between a beautiful girl saying yes to your coffee date 2 weeks from now and ICC handing the 2025 Champions Trophy venue to Pakistan?
Both would get canceled when the date nears.
— Arun Vishwanathan?| GTSR (@arunv2808) November 16, 2021
Pakistan after getting the news of the 2025 Champions Trophy will be hosted by Pakistan…and…then realising that UAE is considered as Pak cricket’s home. pic.twitter.com/ifSnOF4HWQ
— Rajneesh ?? (@Rajneesh_16) November 16, 2021
Pakistan to host 2025 Champions Trophy..
Rest Countries situation be like #ChampionsTrophy2025 pic.twitter.com/JQfI8MFMpR
— Pushkar kumar (@Pushkar7singh) November 16, 2021
Talking more about the schedule, after the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia and the 2023 50-over World Cup in India, the USA, and the West Indies will host the 2024 T20 World Cup. In 2025, Champions Trophy will be hosted by Pakistan.
In 2016, India and Sri Lanka, in 2016, will co-host the 2026 T20 World Cup and in the very next year, the 50-over World Cup will take place in Africa as Zimbabwe, Nambia, and South Africa will co-host the mega event.