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BCCI. (Photo- PTI)

India will host the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2023, thus the BCCI will have a lot of work to accomplish. The ten-team tournament is scheduled to start in October or November, with India hosting the majority of the matches.

The competition will take place fully in India for the first time this year. Three of these World Cups, in 1987, 1996, and 2011, were co-hosted by the nation along with Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. 

The tournament was originally slated to take place from 9 February to 26 March 2023, but it was reported in July 2020 that it would be moved to an October-November window because to the COVID-19 epidemic, which had postponed the qualifiers. 

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Fan’s Experience Top Priority For BCCI: Arun Dhumal

In the meanwhile, the BCCI will have a great chance to enhance the nation’s current cricket infrastructure, which was strengthened when it hosted the 2011 edition. It hosted the 2016 T20 World Cup five years later.

Arun Dhumal, the treasurer of the BCCI, stated that even though the sites have not yet been decided, spectators would enjoy top-notch amenities at several locales. 

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BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal
BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal (Image Credit: Twitter)

Speaking to seasoned journalist Vimal Kumar, he mentioned the “challenges” that the Board has with regard to arranging matches in advance. 

“Yes, we do have some challenges here in India. We are not able to plan in such a way that we schedule the fixtures one year in advance. Like it happens in Australia and England as sometimes we have to change the venue from one state to another at the last moment due to weather.” 

“Sometimes these challenges remain. So, we are trying that we can recover from those challenges.” 

“And the experience that fans are seeking, be it on ground or from TV, that is now our top priority.  We are trying that the next World Cup, we will make sure that the fans must get an incredible experience,” he said. 

Indian fans [Image-Getty]
Indian fans [Image-Getty]
“And we are asking and taking opinions from everyone, all the stakeholders. The state associations and the officials who have traveled with the team. So, we can provide a world-class experience to the fans.” 

“I want to assure you that you will feel the difference next year in October and November,” he added. 

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