ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 is set to get underway in India from 5th October 2023. The International Cricket Council (ICC) is yet to announce the details schedule but there is already buzz where the semifinal and final may take place as well as the venue for the biggest match of the tournament, India vs Pakistan.
According to a report, Narendra Modi Stadium will be hosting the 50-over World Cup final and Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will be venue of one of the two semifinal matches.
A total of 12 venues have finalized in India to host 48 matches of the ODI World Cup, the first in India after country’s historic 2011 win.
As per report Pakistan’s matches could be organize out of the India, in possibly Bangladesh.
At the matter of Pakistan’s World Cup matches at a neutral venue wasn’t even raise at an ICC meeting in Dubai last week.
A member, who was present at last Monday’s (20th March 2023) meeting in Dubai said :
The World Cup is schedule to be held in Indian in October-November but the BCCI and the ICC are yet to announce the schedule.
Delhi and Chennai may be the venue options for the big India-Pakistan game but nothing has confirm.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) may consider the possibility of playing at a neutral venue during the upcoming ODI World Cup.
Pakistan might end up playing in Bangladesh, despite India being the sole host of the tournament, as per ICC general manager Wasim Khan.
Wasim Khan Said :
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), blast the suggestion that Pakistan matches may move to a ‘neutral’ venue.
A top BCCI official Said :