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Last Update on: July 27th, 2023 at 08:19 pm

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah has confirmed that the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the blockbuster ICC World Cup 2023 clash between India and Pakistan even if the date for the match is changed.

The high-octane clash between arch-rivals – India and Pakistan – was set to be held on October 15 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. However, it is set to be rescheduled due to the Navratri festival. As per reports, security agencies advised the BCCI to tweak the itinerary.

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Meanwhile, Jay Shah has informed that the Board of Control for Cricket in India has planned that the date for India vs Pakistan match will be changed, but there are no plans to make any change to the venue, reported Indian Express.

The biggest cricket stadium in the World – the Narendra Modi Stadium – will host the tournament opener, the clash between India and Pakistan, the match between Australia and England, and the high-profile summit clash. While the semifinals are to be held in Mumbai and Kolkata.

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Three member nations have written to ICC for a change in their World Cup schedule – Jay Shah

Jay Shah has also revealed that three ICC member nations have written to the governing body to make changes to the World Cup schedule. So a fresh announcement on the schedule is expected soon.

“Three member nations have written to ICC for a change in their World Cup schedule,” the BCCI secretary said, as quoted by PTI.

The BCCI secretary has also confirmed that they will provide free drinking water to fans during the marquee World Cup event.

“We are working on providing free drinking water for spectators during World Cup games, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said.

A total of 48 matches will be played across 10 venues in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. The tournament will be played across ten venues – Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi, Pune, Dharamsala, and Lucknow.

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