ICC has released the schedule of ODI World Cup
Know 5 big things related to the World Cup schedule
New Delhi. Finally the schedule of ODI World Cup has been released. The ICC announced the schedule of this tournament which is going to be held entirely in India for the first time in an event held in Mumbai. The World Cup will start on 5 October in Ahmedabad. On this day, the 2019 World Cup finalist England-New Zealand teams will clash at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in the opening match of the tournament. The final will also be played here on 19 November. The tournament will run for 46 days and a total of 48 matches including semi-finals and finals will be played in 10 different cities.
There will be 6 day matches in the World Cup, which will start at 10.30 am Indian time. All other matches will be day-night and it will start from 2 pm. Let us tell you 5 big things related to the schedule of the World Cup.
Shock to Pakistan: Before the release of the ODI World Cup schedule, the PCB had demanded the ICC to change the venue of its two matches. But, after the schedule came out, it has become clear that the ICC rejected Pakistan’s demand. Pakistan wanted to change the venue of its 2 matches. He did not want to fight Afghanistan in Chennai and Australia in Bangalore. Pakistan wanted the match against Afghanistan to be shifted to Bangalore and the match against Australia to be played in Chennai. But the ICC has not listened to Pakistan and both these matches of Pakistan will be played at the fixed venue only.
The tournament will be played in round robin format: The ICC World Cup 2023 will also be played on the basis of round robin format like the previous tournament. Like the previous World Cup, all 10 teams will face each other once in the league stage and the top-4 teams will qualify for the semi-finals.
India will travel the most: Team India will play its matches at 9 out of 10 venues in the league stage. Pakistan will play all its matches in 5 cities. That is, India will travel the most as compared to the rest of the teams.
Semi-finals in Mumbai-Kolkata: The first semi-final of the ODI World Cup will be held in Mumbai on 15 November and the second in Kolkata on 16 November. The final will be played on November 19 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Reserve day for knockout match: Reserve day has been kept for both semi-finals and final of the World Cup. If due to rain or any other reason, these matches cannot be held as per the schedule and day, then they will be played on the next day. All knock out matches will be day-night, which will start at 2 pm according to Indian time.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 27, 2023, 14:21 IST