Crucial World Cup match between Pak vs Ind ‘can be rescheduled’

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Pakistans skipper Babar Azam and Indian captain Rohit Sharma are seen smiling together during Asia Cup 2022. — AFP/File
Pakistan’s skipper Babar Azam and Indian captain Rohit Sharma are seen smiling collectively throughout Asia Cup 2022. — AFP/File

Indian media reported Wednesday that the much-awaited ICC World Cup 2023 conflict between arch-rivals Pakistan and India, set to happen in Ahmedabad on October 15, might be shifted to a different date.

For the reason that match’s most anticipated sport is on the primary day of Navratri, a pageant celebrated with mass participation throughout Gujarat, safety businesses have suggested the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) to tweak the itinerary.

The match might happen on October 14 as a substitute of the unique date of October 15 in Ahmedabad.

A prime BCCI official, who didn’t want to be recognized, instructed The Indian Specific that the board was contemplating choices and a call can be introduced quickly.

“We now have been instructed by the safety businesses {that a} high-profile sport like India vs Pakistan, for which hundreds of travelling followers are anticipated to achieve Ahmedabad, needs to be prevented since they are going to be stretched due to Navratri.”

In the meantime, BCCI secretary Jay Shah has additionally written a letter to the associations internet hosting the mega occasion’s matches to attend a gathering in New Delhi on July 27.

Throughout the assembly, the board would possibly inform the members of the safety considerations round Ahmedabad and finalise a brand new date for the highly-anticipated conflict.

It should be famous that 10 groups will battle for the World Cup title throughout 10 venues from October 5 to November 19, with the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad internet hosting the match opener and the ultimate.

Right here is Pakistan’s schedule for the ICC World Cup 2023:

  • October 6 – vs Netherlands in Hyderabad
  • October 12 – vs Sri Lanka in Hyderabad
  • October 15 – vs India in Ahmedabad
  • October 20 – vs Australia in Bengaluru
  • October 23 – vs Afghanistan in Chennai
  • October 27 – vs South Africa in Chennai
  • October 31 – vs Bangladesh in Kolkata
  • November 4 – vs New Zealand Bengaluru (day match)
  • November 12 – vs England in Kolkata

The day matches will begin at 10:00am Pakistan Commonplace Time (PST), whereas all different matches will likely be day-night fixtures beginning at 01:30pm (PST).