Ahmedabad stadium to host India-Pakistan Cricket World Cup conflict | Cricket Information

The rivals will face off on the 132,000-seat Narendra Modi Stadium, which can even host the opening and remaining video games.

The much-awaited sport between India and Pakistan on the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2023 has been confirmed for October 15 at Ahmedabad, the positioning of the event’s opening and remaining video games.

The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) launched the schedule on Tuesday for the 50-over format event that begins on October 5.

The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, India will host 5 video games, together with the opener between reigning champions England and New Zealand, and the championship decider on November 19.

“Tons of of tens of millions of followers around the globe can be a part of what we hope would be the biggest ever males’s cricket World Cup,” ICC Chief Government Officer Geoff Allardice stated in a press release.

“We all know in India the groups will take pleasure in a singular electrical environment concluding with the winners lifting the trophy within the largest cricket stadium on the earth in Ahmedabad.”

An India fan holds up a banner during the match
The 2019 50-over World Cup conflict between India and Pakistan drew 273 million viewers [File: Andrew Boyers/Action Images via Reuters]

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) stated their workforce would require clearance from Islamabad to play. “We’re liaising with our authorities for steerage,” PCB Communications Director Sami Ul Hasan stated.

“This place is constant to what we had informed the ICC a few weeks in the past once they shared with us the draft schedule and sought our suggestions,” he stated.

Ten groups will function within the 46-day event which is being held throughout 10 cities. Apart from Ahmedabad, the cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamsala, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Pune will host the video games.

All venues will host 5 matches every aside from Hyderabad, which is able to host three together with two of Pakistan’s league video games.

The highest 4 groups will qualify for the semifinals, which can be performed at Mumbai and Kolkata.

The ICC stated Pakistan won’t play any video games in Mumbai. If Pakistan reaches the semifinals, it is going to play in Kolkata. If India qualifies for the final 4 it is going to play its semifinal in Mumbai, until the match is towards Pakistan.

India-Pakistan rivalry

The schedule was introduced after weeks of delay on account of Pakistan’s earlier refusal to journey to India, however a compromise was reached when Pakistan agreed to host a hybrid-model Asia Cup in September.

In recent times, India and Pakistan have solely performed towards one another in worldwide tournaments – often at impartial venues – on account of long-standing political tensions, most just lately throughout the T20 World Cup in Australia final yr.

India and Pakistan haven’t met on both facet’s soil in a bilateral collection since 2012. They’ve additionally not performed a Take a look at towards one another since 2007, as a substitute assembly solely within the shorter variations of the sport.

The 2 sides will play one another for the eighth time in a 50-over ICC World Cup event, with the final assembly between the 2 sides in 2019 – which India gained by 89 runs.

Eight groups have instantly certified for the World Cup: India, Pakistan, England, New Zealand, Australia, Afghanistan, South Africa and Bangladesh.

Two extra groups can be becoming a member of them from the qualifiers which can be below means in Zimbabwe. The event has retained the round-robin format with all groups enjoying towards one another. All however six of the 48 video games can be day-nighters.

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