ICC World Cup 2023: Ahmedabad To Host India Vs Pakistan, Other Venues and Schedule: The ICC Men’s One-Day International World Cup 2023 will be held in India. The 10-team megaevent will take place in October and November. For the first time in the competition’s history, the whole tournament will be hosted by India this year, with matches spread over 13 Venues.
The 2023 ODI World Cup is scheduled to begin on October 5 and end on November 19. The final is expected to take place in Ahmedabad in the world’s largest cricket stadium. Although ICC has announced that the final schedule will be published soon after the IPL.
Ahmedabad to host India vs Pakistan
The ICC One-Day International World Cup 2023 match between India and Pakistan has been set at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This Will be the first meeting between the two arch-rivals on Indian soil since 2016.
It has been revealed that once the Indian Premier League 2023 (IPL 2023) concludes. During a gala launch, the BCCI will make the 50-over WC schedule official. If all goes as planned, the 50-over World Cup will begin on October 5.
According to information gathered by Indian Express, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chose to conduct the high-stakes India vs. Pakistan match in the Ahmedabad stadium due to the large number of people expected.
Many of them will be flying to India from other countries to compete. With 1 lakh seats, the Narendra Modi Stadium is the world’s largest cricket stadium.
According to sources, during the present venue war between India and Pakistan, Pakistan may end up playing the majority of its games in Bengaluru and Chennai for security concerns. Another possible location is Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Venues for ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Delhi, Dharamsala, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore, Rajkot, and Mumbai are among the cities on the World Cup shortlist. During the 46-day event, 48 matches will be played, including three knockout rounds.
Only seven of the aforementioned venues will host league games in India. If India advances to the final, Ahmedabad may be the only location where they play two games.
Aside from the grand final, the ICC has yet to announce any game venues and the two or three cities where teams will warm up. The delay in identifying the locations is due to issues induced by the end of the monsoon season in several parts of India.
Apart from the match against Pakistan, the ICC is said to have spoken with the Indian team management to determine their choices for the other fixtures.
According to sources, the BCCI has asked the ICC to schedule games against Australia, England, New Zealand, and South Africa at locations that favor spinners. The team’s administration requested slow pitches to enhance the so-called home advantage.
In addition To make travel simpler for spectators from nearby countries, the bulk of Bangladesh’s games may be hosted in Kolkata and Guwahati.