ICC ODI World Cup 2023: India vs. Pakistan is set to be played in the stadium with the most seats in the world. BCCI and ICC officials say that the venue will not change. The much-anticipated ICC World Cup 2023 match between India and Pakistan is expected to be moved to October 14 instead of October 15. The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will still be the place where the big match takes place.
Will the Match Between India and Pakistan Be Rescheduled?
Officials from both the BCCI and the ICC say that the world’s largest stadium, where the big match between the two most hated teams will be played, will not change. But it isn’t unheard of for PCB to ask for a change in the location of an ICC game in India. After their security team visited before the 2016 T20 World Cup, they pushed India to move their league match from Dharmshala to Kolkata.
After the top-level committee put together by Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif gives the go-ahead, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to make an official announcement on Thursday. When that happens, PCB won’t be afraid to send their team to India for the ICC event that starts on October 5. They could, however, ask to do a recce of all the places they are due to play in India. Pakistani news sources say that the PCB will set up a separate security unit to do this.
ICC sources say that moving the match between India and Pakistan up will also change the date of the match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on October 12 in Hyderabad. It will probably be played on October 10 so that Pakistan has enough time between games. If the same reasoning is used, Pakistan’s match against the Netherlands on October 6 at the same venue in Hyderabad could also be moved up by a day or two.
What is the Main Reason for Moving India vs Pakistan Match to the ICC World Cup?
The start of the Navratri event is the main reason why the Indian vs. Pakistan match had to be moved. If the game had been played on October 15, it would have been hard to make security plans. The ICC and BCCI asked the PCB to move two of its group matches, including the one against India in Ahmedabad. A few Pakistan games are expected to be moved, but they won’t be the only ones.
When the ICC releases a new version of the ODI World Cup schedule, there will be more changes than just Pakistan’s group games being moved. A few days ago, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said that a few other member boards had asked for some changes to their own plans. This means that a few of those teams’ games will likely also have to be moved.
England and New Zealand, the winners of the last World Cup, will play each other on October 5 in Ahmedabad. Three days later, on October 8, at the Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, India’s trip begins against Australia. The tournament’s two semi-finals will take place on November 15 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and on November 16 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
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The final will be held on November 19 in Ahmedabad. The dates of these three knockout matches will not change. But there’s a catch: if India makes it to the semi-finals, they’ll play in Mumbai, unless it’s against Pakistan, whose semi-final will always be in Kolkata. The group stage games of the World Cup are expected to start selling tickets in the second week of this month.
The ICC World Cup 2023 match between India and Pakistan is set to be played on October 14, replacing the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The venue will remain the same, but the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) may request a change in the location of the match. The main reason for the move is the start of the Navratri event, which would have been difficult to make security plans. Other member boards have also requested changes to their plans, with some games also likely to be moved. The group stage games of the World Cup are expected to start selling tickets in the second week of this month.
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