The fever for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 is on as we are just a few months away from the biggest crown of the game. The tournament will take place in India and it is expected that it will be played from 5th October. A total of 47 matches are likely to take place throughout the tournament.
It is learned that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have shortlisted 12 venues in Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Mumbai, Rajkot, Bengaluru, Delhi, Indore, Mohali, Guwahati and Hyderabad. Much like all the World Cups, India vs Pakistan will be the highlight of the tournament. However, it’ll be a special game this time around as they will play in India.
ICC ODI World Cup 2023: Pakistan likely to play most of their games in Chennai and Kolkata
ICC ODI World Cup 2023: In what has been the latest development, as per the reports in PTI, it is learned that Pakistan is likely to play most of its World Cup 2023 games in Chennai and Kolkata. The reports suggest that the Pakistan Cricket Board has chosen the venues themselves as they felt that it will be the two safest venues to play.
“A lot will depend on what BCCI and the Indian government decide but given a choice, Pakistan will like to play most of its World Cup matches in Kolkata and Chennai. In Kolkata, Pakistan played its T20 World Cup game against India in 2016 and the players were very happy with the security. Similarly, Chennai as a venue remains memorable for Pakistan. It’s also about feeling safe at specific venues,”A source close to ICC told PTI.
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Pakistan’s participation in the World Cup so far remains in jeopardy due to the tensions between India and Pakistan related to the Asia Cup. The tournament is slated to take place in Pakistan but BCCI has clearly said that they won’t travel to the country for the tournament due to security reasons.
Various reports have suggested that PCB have said that if India doesn’t travel for the Asia Cup they also will not go to India for the World Cup. Although there’s no confirmation about the same PCB Chairman Najam Sethi recently said that they are willing to travel to India for World Cup they are ready to boycott Asia Cup if India doesn’t come to Pakistan.
ICC ODI World Cup 2023: Pakistan to Lock Horns With New Zealand In Their Next Series
ICC ODI World Cup 2023: After the conclusion, Pakistan is all set to host New Zealand for the white-ball series. The two teams will cross swords with each other in 5 T20Is and 5 ODIs from 14th April to 7th April. Here’s the schedule of the white-ball series between Pakistan and New Zealand.
14 Apr – 1st T20I, Lahore
15 Apr – 2nd T20I, Lahore
17 Apr – 3rd T20I, Lahore
20 Apr – 4th T20I, Rawalpindi
24 Apr – 5th T20I, Rawalpindi
27 Apr – 1st ODI, Rawalpindi
29 Apr – 2nd ODI, Rawalpindi
3 May – 3rd ODI, Karachi
5 May – 4th ODI, Karachi
7 May – 5th ODI, Karachi
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