WATCH: Mohsin Naqvi visits Gaddafi Stadium to oversee upgradation work

The stadium is under reconstruction as part of Pakistan’s plan to host Champions Trophy 2025

June 19, 2024
Chairman PCB Mohsin Naqvi at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore to oversee the work. — Screengrab

The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Mohsin Naqvi visited Gaddafi Stadium Lahore on Wednesday to oversee the upgradation work currently going on.

Despite having a public holiday, Naqvi visited the stadium and inspected the demolishing of offices inside the premises. He gave the task of completing the demolition of the offices by June 30.

He also confirmed that the machinery and the labour workforce will be increased after the Eid holidays.

“The speed of the work needs to be increased and it should be done within the [given] time frame by investing additional resources,” Naqvi said. “Upgradation of National Bank Stadium Karachi and Rawalpindi Stadium along with Gaddafi Stadium will be completed before the Champions Trophy.”


Earlier this month, the PCB sent the schedule of next year's Champions Trophy to the ICC for final approval where it was stated that the tournament will be held in Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi from February 19 to March 9.

Seven matches, including the final, will be held in Lahore. Karachi's National Stadium will host the opening match and a semi-final. There will be a total of three matches in Karachi. Rawalpindi will host five matches, including a semi-final.

There will be a total of 15 matches in the tournament with India set to play all of their matches in Lahore.

This event will mark the return of the ICC Champions Trophy after an eight-year hiatus, with its last occurrence in 2017, when Pakistan emerged victorious by defeating India in the final.

The teams confirmed for the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy include Pakistan (hosts), India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan, England, and Bangladesh.

Sohail Imran is a senior reporter for Geo News.


    Shafique commented a month ago

    کمیشن بھی تو کھانا ہے۔

    Kafeel commented a month ago

    Same old tactics of making money... The same stadiums have been hosting world cups and suddenly reconstruction has been revealed to Mr.Naqvi,the Jack of All...