The schedule for the highly anticipated World Cup 2023, to be hosted in India, might undergo changes, according to BCCI Secretary Jay Shah. The alterations are aimed at resolving gap-related issues between matches for some teams. While Jay Shah confirmed potential changes in the upcoming Men’s ODI World Cup schedule, he did not specifically mention the India-Pakistan match scheduled in Ahmedabad on October 15.
World Cup 2023 Schedule Changes: BCCI Secretary Jay Shah’s Announcement
Sources reveal that the Navratri festivities have raised security concerns for the India-Pakistan match in Ahmedabad. The security agencies of Gujarat have advised BCCI to reconsider the schedule due to the expected influx of fans during this auspicious occasion. However, Jay Shah stated that there were no security concerns regarding the high-profile event.
Additionally, Jay Shah declined to disclose the names of the ICC’s full members who sought the schedule changes. The World Cup 2023 schedule was jointly announced by the BCCI and ICC recently. The potential adjustments may pose challenges for fans, but Jay Shah assures that the revisions will only affect dates and times, without changing the venues.
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Jay Shah confirmed that three full member countries have formally written to the ICC requesting schedule changes for their matches in the ODI World Cup. The BCCI is working with the ICC and hosting associations to resolve scheduling issues within the next three to four days.
The much-anticipated tournament will feature 48 matches across 10 venues from October 5 to November 19. India will commence its campaign against Australia on October 8. To enhance fan experiences, the BCCI has engaged a leading consulting firm to advise on potential changes at the World Cup stadiums.