The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has agreed to reschedule two matches involving Pakistan in the Cricket World Cup 2023, which will be hosted in India. As part of these changes, the originally planned match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, scheduled for the 12th of October in Hyderabad, will now be moved two days earlier to the 10th of October, still taking place at the same venue.
Additionally, the much-awaited India-Pakistan match, known as a major highlight of the tournament, was initially set to occur on the 15th of October in Ahmedabad. However, considering the significance of the first day of Navratri, a festival widely celebrated in Gujarat with extensive participation, security agencies recommended a modification to the schedule. As a result, the India-Pakistan clash is likely to be rescheduled to the 14th of October.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has responded positively to the Indian cricket board’s proposal, expressing no objections to these adjustments in the schedule. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), along with the collaboration of officials from the International Cricket Council (ICC), will soon release an updated schedule to accommodate these changes.
October 6 – vs Netherlands in Hyderabad
October 12 – vs Sri Lanka in Hyderabad
October 15 – vs India in Ahmedabad
October 20 – vs Australia in Bengaluru
October 23 – vs Afghanistan in Chennai
October 27 – vs South Africa in Chennai
October 31 – vs Bangladesh in Kolkata
November 4 – vs New Zealand Bengaluru (Day match)
November 12 – vs England in Kolkata
The passage talks about the rescheduling of two Cricket World Cup 2023 matches involving Pakistan. The match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, initially set for October 12th in Hyderabad, will now take place two days earlier, on October 10th, at the same venue. The India-Pakistan match, which was originally planned for October 15th in Ahmedabad, might be moved to October 14th due to the significance of the first day of Navratri, a festival celebrated in Gujarat. The PCB has agreed to these changes, and the BCCI, with the help of the ICC, will update the schedule accordingly.