ICC ODI World Cup 2023: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and The International Cricket Council (ICC) have rejected Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) request to change the venues of the World Cup 2023 match against Australia and Afghanistan.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants to change the Venue of Pakistan vs Australia and Pakistan vs Afghanistan matches in World Cup 2023. As per the Schedule, Pakistan will be playing against Australia at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, and this Ground is known for high-scoring matches, whereas Pakistan will be playing against Afghanistan at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, which has spin-friendly tracks.
Hence, PCB wanted to swap these venues so that they didn’t play at a spin-friendly wicket against a good Spin Attack (Afghanistan) and didn’t want to play at the High Scoring Ground of Bangalore against Australia.
Pakistan didn’t stop there, they wants to change the Venue of India vs Pakistan match, which is Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, because there might be a security issue with Pakistani Players against 1,00,000 Spectators.
Why BCCI and ICC rejected PCB’s Request:
However, ICC and BCCI officially rejected the Pakistan Cricket Board’s request to change the venues of their matches in the World Cup 2023 based on meaningless Reasons. ICC Told PCB that Venue would be changed when there were any serious and genuine concerns.
India vs Pakistan Match in World Cup 2023:
As per the Reports, In the World Cup 2023, The highly anticipated match, India vs Pakistan match will be held on October 15th at Narendra Modi Stadium Pakistan will be playing cricket in India after the 2016 T20 World Cup, which was played at Eden Gardens.
The tournament will start with a clash between last time’s Finalists, England, and New Zealand, at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, on October 5th. The World Cup 2023 Final will be played on November 19th.
Now, ICC and BCCI are focusing on the operational matters of World Cup 2023 rather than venue changes because of meaningless reasons. The World Cup 2023 schedule has yet to be released, but It Is expected that The official schedule will be announced during the event in Mumbai, which will be organized soon.
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