ICC Champions Trophy 2025 in Pakistan: Teams, Schedule, and Venue Guide

The ICC Champions Trophy 2025 is scheduled to be played from February to March. Pakistan will host this tournament; however, the venues may change due to security issues for the Indian cricket team to come to Pakistan.

Champions Trophy

The ninth edition of the ICC Champions Trophy is a cricket competition for the eight best-ranked men’s national teams in One-Day Internationals (ODIs).

Pakistan will host this tournament from February to March 2025. Pakistan holds the sporting title of champion, having first placed in the 2017 competition.

According to IANS (Indo-Asian News Service) reports, due to the continuous unfriendliness between the two nations, the Indian cricket team might decide not to go to Pakistan for the 2025 event. So, according to a source (who spoke to IANS), the venue for the Champions Trophy may be changed.

Teams of ICC Champions Trophy 2025

Eight teams will compete for the ICC Champions Trophy in 2025. The tournament will include all the highest-ranked men’s national teams from One Day International (ODI), including Pakistan, the host country.

Who will play in the 2025 Champions Trophy?

ICC ODI World Cup results determine who will qualify for the competition. The eligible teams for the Champions Trophy are listed below

Pakistan (Host)Pakistan Flag
India India flag
BangladeshBangladesh Flag
New ZealandNew Zealand Flag
AfghanistanAfghanistan Flag
South AfricaSouth Africa Flag
AustraliaAustralia Flag
EnglandEngland Flag

Format of ICC Champions Trophy 2025

Champions Trophy 2025 has a format that follows a traditional pattern.

  • Eight participating teams will be divided into two groups, each with four teams.
  • Each group’s top two (winning) teams will advance to the knockout stage (Semifinals).
  • The winners of the semifinal matches will proceed to the grand final.

The ICC Champions Trophy 2025 tournament is set to follow a format similar to the 2017 edition. Eight teams will qualify based on their rankings from the 2023 Cricket World Cup group stage.

This format ensures a competitive environment in which every match can affect the group stages’ outcome and the knockout rounds’ progression.

Venue for ICC Champions Trophy 2025

Pakistan venues for ICC Champions trophy 2025

Pakistan Cricket finalizes Lahore, Karachi, and Rawalpindi as potential venues for the Champions Trophy 2025. India could play all their matches in Lahore.

India is reportedly considering leaving the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy, which will be held in Pakistan. The matches will be held at various venues in Pakistan.

Due to security threats and political turmoil, India has not played in Pakistan since 2006. Both teams are bitter rivals only for the Asia Cup and ICC events. For all these reasons, the competition’s locations might shift.

Officials said;

“India is forced to make a tough choice because the Champions Trophy is an ICC competition, but nothing is possible without official government approval.”

Schedule for ICC Champions Trophy 2025: Expected Dates

The exact dates of the tournaments have not been announced yet, but it is most probable that the competition will be held in February and March 2025. Cricket fans are eagerly waiting for the final dates of the Champions Trophy.

ICC Champions Trophy 2025 is expected to be held from 21st February to 14th March 2025 in Pakistan. A short overview of the schedule is listed below:

21 Feb 2025AfghanistanVersesBangladeshGroup A
23 Feb 2025New ZealandVersesAustraliaGroup A
25 Feb 2025EnglandVersesSouth AfricaGroup B
27 Feb 2025IndiaVersesPakistanGroup B
01 Mar 2025AustraliaVersesBangladesh Group A
02 Mar 2025AfghanistanVersesNew ZealandGroup A
03 Mar 2025PakistanVersesSouth AfricaGroup B
04 Mar 2025EnglandVersesIndiaGroup B
05 Mar 2025BangladeshVersesNew ZealandGroup A
06 Mar 2025AfghanistanVersesAustraliaGroup A
07 Mar 2025IndiaVersesSouth AfricaGroup B
08 Mar 2025EnglandVersesPakistanGroup B
10 Mar 20252nd Semifinal
14 Mar 2025The Final

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