ODI World Cup 2023: Pakistan cricket team granted permission to participate in ICC Cricket World Cup in India

ODI World Cup 2023: Pakistan cricket team granted permission to participate in ICC Cricket World Cup in India
ODI World Cup 2023: Pakistan cricket team granted permission to participate in ICC Cricket World Cup in India

ODI World Cup 2023: Pakistan cricket team granted permission to participate in ICC Cricket World Cup in India

ODI World Cup 2023: The Pakistan government made a significant announcement, confirming the participation of the national men’s senior team in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. This highly anticipated tournament will be hosted entirely in India for the first time, scheduled from October 5 to November 19.

The uncertainty surrounding Pakistan’s participation in the World Cup arose from the strained relations between the governments of India and Pakistan over the years. However, putting all doubts to rest, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Pakistan government issued a statement, affirming the team’s decision to take part in the prestigious tournament.

“Pakistan has consistently maintained that sports should not be mixed with politics. It has, therefore, decided to send its Cricket Team to India to participate in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023,” said a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

“Pakistan believes that the state of bilateral relations with India should not stand in the way of fulfilling its international sports-related obligations.”

“Pakistan’s decision shows its constructive and responsible approach vis-à-vis India’s intransigent attitude, as the latter had refused to send its Cricket Team to Pakistan for the Asia Cup.”

“Pakistan, however, has deep concerns about the security of its cricket team. We are conveying these concerns to the International Cricket Council and the Indian authorities. We expect that the full safety and security of the Pakistan Cricket Team will ensured during its visit to India,” the ministry concluded.

Notably, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said on July 27 that the schedule of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will see some changes.

“There is a small gap in some matches. There is a two-day gap between the two matches. After the match is over, players will travel the next day and they will get no time for practice. Minor changes happen in the World Cup schedule, especially in India, when you look back at history,” Jay Shah said while addressing a press conference.

“We are trying that there are fewer changes in matches and venues, especially the venues. Also, two to three nations have requested changes in schedule. ICC and BCCI logistics teams are working on this and everything will be clear in two to four days. We could see some changes,” he said.

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, scheduled from October 5 to November 19, is all set to kick off with an exciting opening match between defending champions England and runner-up New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, as per the original schedule released in June. This edition of the World Cup will be the largest ever, featuring ten teams competing across ten venues, with Ahmedabad hosting both the opening match and the final. A total of 48 matches will played over a span of 46 days.

India’s World Cup campaign will commence with a clash against Australia on October 8 in Chennai. The other host cities for the tournament are Bengaluru, Delhi, Dharamsala, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Pune. Additionally, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram will join Hyderabad as hosts for the practice games.

An eagerly anticipated match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan scheduled for October 15 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Eight teams have qualified for the event through the Cricket World Cup Super League, while Sri Lanka and the Netherlands secured the final two spots in the tournament through the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier held in Zimbabwe.

The World Cup will maintain the round-robin format, with all teams facing each other in 45 league matches. There will be six day matches starting at 10:30 Indian Standard Time (IST), while all other matches, including the knockouts, will be day-night fixtures beginning at 14:00 IST.

The top four teams will progress to the semifinals, which will be held in Mumbai on November 15 and in Kolkata on November 16. The final will take place on November 19 in Ahmedabad, also with reserve days scheduled for the semifinals and the final.

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