ODI World Cup official schedule may be released today
India’s first match against Australia as per draft schedule
New Delhi. The International Cricket Council can formally announce the schedule of the ODI World Cup to be held in India today (Tuesday). According to media reports, the schedule of the World Cup has been finalized and it has been sent to the concerned cricket board. Just the formal announcement is yet to be made. According to the reports, the World Cup will start on 5 October. The opening match can be between 2019 finalist England and New Zealand. This match can be played at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. At the same time, India will start its campaign against Australia on 8 October from Chennai.
The BCCI had sent this draft schedule to the ICC, which was shared by the International Cricket Council for feedback to the concerned cricket boards. After this the final schedule will be released. According to the draft, there could be a clash between India and Pakistan on October 15 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Pakistan’s inaction was causing delay
It was claimed in some reports that due to the Pakistan Cricket Board, there is a delay in releasing the World Cup schedule. Because the PCB refused to send the Pakistan team to India for the World Cup after Team India did not come to Pakistan for the Asia Cup. However, now the dispute over hosting the Asia Cup has been resolved. In such a situation, Pakistan is also ready to come to India for the tournament. That’s why the schedule can be released.
Speaking to InsideSport, a senior BCCI official had said, “We are meeting ICC officials tomorrow to discuss the fine print of the schedule. Once that is done, by Monday, we will have the final schedule.”
India will play matches at 9 venues
According to the report of ESPNcricinfo, in the draft schedule shared by BCCI, Team India will play at different 9 venues in the group stage.
India vs Australia – October 8, Chennai
India vs Afghanistan – October 11, Delhi
India vs Pakistan – 15 October, Ahmedabad
India vs Bangladesh – 19 October, Pune
India vs New Zealand – October 22, Dharamsala
India vs England – October 29, Lucknow
India vs Qualifiers – 2 November, Mumbai
India vs South Africa – 5 November, Kolkata
India vs Qualifiers – 11 November, Bengaluru
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 13, 2023