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World Cup 2023 Schedule: Hyderabad Cricket Association Has Requested BCCI To Reconsider The Dates Of a Few Matches: After amending the schedule for the ICC ODI Men’s World Cup 2023, the BCCI has received another request to reschedule some additional matches. This time, the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has requested the BCCI to reconsider the dates of the matches, which would be played on the 9th and 10th of October at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad.

According to the amended schedule, Hyderabad will host back-to-back games on October 9 and 10. The first game will be between New Zealand and the Netherlands, and the second between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The latter game was scheduled for October 12, but it was pushed back after Pakistan’s match against India was moved from October 15 to October 14.

According to The Indian Express, the HCA has written to the BCCI to urge a break between the two games that are set to take place on consecutive days. According to the source, the Hyderabad Police Department is concerned about ensuring security for World Cup 2023 games on consecutive days.

As per the report, the Hyderabad police have raised reservations about providing protection for two days in a row, especially given the security measures needed for the Pakistan match on October 10. According to Hyderabad Police, almost 3,000 police officers would be deployed for the opening match, with a huge number of officers stationed around the hotel where the Pakistan team will be staying.

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The HCA will host just three of the 48 matches, including the Pakistan-Sri Lanka match on October 12. However, with the BCCI rearranging dates for nine matches to prevent clashes with other schedules, the Pakistan versus Sri Lanka match was pushed forward to October 10 from its initial date of October 12.

It remains to be seen how the BCCI will respond to this request, as it has already received harsh criticism from international media over the first timetable adjustment. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) would be unhappy as well, since it may imply fewer days of rest before or after the back-to-back matches.