As rumours circulated that Pakistan might lose the Champions Trophy 2025 due to India’s unwillingness to travel, Iceland Cricket took to social media to express their interest in hosting. Due to political tensions, India and Pakistan have not played a bilateral series for around a decade, and several reports have suggested moving the tournament to Dubai.
There were nine matches in which he scored 320 runs, with an average of less than 40.
A post on X said, “We are not people who hold back. We have today submitted our bid to host the Champions Trophy of 2025, and we look forward to hearing from Greg Barclay of the ICC.”
Iceland Cricket earlier took aim again at Pakistan star batter Babar Azam, who recently stepped down as captain of the team.
We don’t hold back. I look forward to hearing what Greg Barclay of @ICC has to say about our bid to host the Champions Trophy of 2025.
— Iceland Cricket (@icelandcricket) November 27, 2023
As a result of Pakistan’s early exit from the 2023 Cricket World Cup, Babar relinquished his captaincy. A below par performance by Babar resulted in Pakistan failing to qualify for the semi-finals. There were nine matches in which he scored 320 runs, with an average of less than 40.
Taking to social media platform X, Iceland Cricket trolled Babar over his average.
In response to a post titled “What is something that hasn’t returned to normal following the pandemic?” Iceland Cricket answered with “Babar Azam’s batting average.”
After Pakistan’s World Cup defeat against Afghanistan’s underdogs, Babar’s captaincy came under scrutiny. Pakistan finished fifth in the points table after losing five of their nine games.