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PCB unveils 2024-25 home season: Test matches, Tri-nation ODI, and ICC Champions Trophy

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the much-anticipated details of the national men’s team’s home international season for 2024-25. The upcoming season promises a thrilling lineup of matches, featuring high-profile Test series and a historic tri-nation ODI tournament.

The home season will see Pakistan hosting seven Test matches against formidable teams: Bangladesh, England, and the West Indies. These matches will be played across three iconic venues: Karachi, Rawalpindi, and Multan. Cricket enthusiasts can look forward to intense battles on home soil as Pakistan takes on these cricketing powerhouses.

In a significant development, Pakistan will host a tri-nation ODI series for the first time in 21 years. South Africa and New Zealand will join Pakistan in this exciting tournament, with all matches scheduled to be held in Multan. This tri-nation series is set to bring back memories and offer fans a feast of competitive cricket.

Adding to the excitement, Pakistan will also host the prestigious ICC Champions Trophy from February 19 to March 9. Following the home season, the national team is slated to tour Australia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa, further testing their mettle on international grounds.

Bangladeshi captain Najam Al Hussain expressed his eagerness and acknowledged the challenge of playing against Pakistan on their home turf. “Playing against the Pakistan team here will be no less than a challenge,” he said, reflecting the respect and competitive spirit among the visiting teams.

Chairman PCB Mohsin Naqvi highlighted the significance of hosting multiple international teams and events. “Hosting 12 teams in the home international season reflects the Pakistani nation’s love for cricket and the professionalism of PCB,” Naqvi stated. “Pakistan is an important country in the cricket community, and with all member nations and the ICC committed to promoting the game, hosting the ICC Champions Trophy highlights Pakistan’s importance in international cricket.”

Naqvi also extended a warm invitation to international fans, encouraging them to come and experience cricket in Pakistan while exploring the country’s beauty. “Foreign fans should come, enjoy cricket, and visit beautiful Pakistan,” he added.

As Pakistan gears up for an action-packed cricket season, the PCB’s meticulous planning and dedication underscore the country’s pivotal role in the global cricket community. Fans, both local and international, are eagerly awaiting the electrifying contests and the celebration of cricket that the 2024-25 season promises to deliver.

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