IND vs PAK World Cup 2023: In the latest turn of events, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah informed that the ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule could be changed after a couple of ICC full member nations have expressed their concerns.
The date for the marquee IND vs PAK fixture is likely to be shifted forward, but, the venues of the fixtures would remain the same. The IND vs PAK game is originally slated to be held on October 15 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Notably, IND vs PAK is not the only change that could be made in the already announced ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule. There will be a few other games as well that will be shifted due to the domino effect.
“We have received requests from 2-3 ICC member boards participating in the World Cup to make some changes to the schedule,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah told reporters after a meeting with the ten staging associations in Delhi on Thursday. “What’s important for us is we don’t have to make any change in venues.”
It’s important to note that, earlier, the security forces had advised BCCI not to stage IND vs PAK fixture on October 15 in Ahmedabad as the date marks the first day of Navratri, a festival which is widely celebrated across the state. In such a situation, it would become a security headache for the police forces.
However, Jay Shah refused to cite security concerns as the reason for the tweak in the ICC World Cup 2023 schedule.
As per the reports, efforts are being made to host the most anticipated IND vs PAK clash on October 14, which is one day prior to the previous schedule. The alternative dates for the fixtures are yet not announced by the BCCI and ICC.
A revised schedule for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is likely to be rolled out in the next 2-3 days. Down below is the previous ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule:
World Cup 2023 Schedule
|October 5||England vs New Zealand||2:00 PM||Ahmedabad|
|October 6||Pakistan vs Qualifier 1||2:00 PM||Hyderabad|
|October 7||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||10:30 AM||Dharamsala|
|October 7||South Africa vs Qualifier 2||2:00 PM||Delhi|
|October 8||India vs Australia||2:00 PM||Chennai|
|October 9||New Zealand vs Qualifier 1||2:00 PM||Hyderabad|
|October 10||England vs Bangladesh||2:00 PM||Dharamsala|
|October 11||India vs Afghanistan||2:00 PM||Delhi|
|October 12||Pakistan vs Qualifier 2||2:00 PM||Hyderabad|
|October 13||Australia vs South Africa||2:00 PM||Lucknow|
|October 14||England vs Afghanistan||10:30 AM||Delhi|
|October 14||New Zealand vs Bangladesh||2:00 PM||Chennai|
|October 14||India vs Pakistan||2:00 PM||Ahmedabad|
|October 16||Australia vs Qualifier 2||2:00 PM||Lucknow|
|October 17||South Africa vs Qualifier 1||2:00 PM||Dharamsala|
|October 18||New Zealand vs Afghanistan||2:00 PM||Chennai|
|October 19||India vs Bangladesh||2:00 PM||Pune|
|October 20||Australia vs Pakistan||2:00 PM||Bengaluru|
|October 21||England vs South Africa||10:30 AM||Mumbai|
|October 21||Qualifier 1 vs Qualifier 2||2:00 PM||Lucknow|
|October 22||India vs New Zealand||2:00 PM||Dharamsala|
|October 23||Pakistan vs Afghanistan||2:00 PM||Chennai|
|October 24||South Africa vs Bangladesh||2:00 PM||Mumbai|
|October 25||Australia vs Qualifier 1||2:00 PM||Delhi|
|October 26||England vs Qualifier 2||2:00 PM||Bengaluru|
|October 27||Pakistan vs South Africa||2:00 PM||Chennai|
|October 28||Qualifier 1 vs Bangladesh||10:30 AM||Kolkata|
|October 28||Australia vs New Zealand||2:00 PM||Dharamsala|
|October 29||India vs England||2:00 PM||Lucknow|
|October 30||Afghanistan vs Qualifier 2||2:00 PM||Pune|
|October 31||Pakistan vs Bangladesh||2:00 PM||Kolkata|
|November 1||New Zealand vs South Africa||2:00 PM||Pune|
|November 2||India vs Qualifier 2||2:00 PM||Mumbai|
|November 3||Qualifier 1 vs Afghanistan||2:00 PM||Lucknow|
|November 4||England vs Australia||10:30 AM||Ahmedabad|
|November 4||New Zealand vs Pakistan||2:00 PM||Bengaluru|
|November 5||India vs South Africa||2:00 PM||Kolkata|
|November 6||Bangladesh vs Qualifier 2||2:00 PM||Delhi|
|November 7||Australia vs Afghanistan||2:00 PM||Mumbai|
|November 8||England vs Qualifier 1||2:00 PM||Pune|
|November 9||New Zealand vs Qualifier 2||2:00 PM||Bengaluru|
|November 10||South Africa vs Afghanistan||2:00 PM||Ahmedabad|
|November 11||India vs Qualifier 1||2:00 PM||Bengaluru|
|November 12||England vs Pakistan||10:30 AM||Kolkata|
|November 12||Australia vs Bangladesh||2:00 PM||Pune|
|November 15||Semifinal 1||2:00 PM||Mumbai|
|November 16||Semifinal 2||2:00 PM||Kolkata|
|November 19||Final||2:00 PM||Ahmedabad|
For more details head to ICC’s official website.