The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has released the schedule for the ICC World Cup 2023, which is set to begin on October 8. The highly anticipated India-Pakistan match has been scheduled for October 15 in Ahmedabad. The tournament will take place from October 8 to November 19 and will feature 10 teams.
The first match of the tournament will be played between India and Australia in Chennai on October 8. The defending champions, England, will take on runners-up New Zealand in the opening match on October 5. The final match will be played in Ahmedabad on November 19.
The tournament will be held in nine cities across India, including Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, and Dharamshala. A total of 48 matches will be played, with the semi-finals scheduled to take place in Mumbai and Chennai on November 15 and 16, respectively.
The BCCI has already secured direct qualification for eight teams, while the remaining two spots will be decided through qualifiers. The qualifiers will be played between the remaining eight teams, with the top two teams advancing to the main tournament.
The ICC World Cup is the most prestigious cricket tournament in the world, and the India-Pakistan match is always one of the most highly anticipated matches of the tournament. The two teams have a long-standing rivalry, and their matches are always highly competitive and intense.
The BCCI’s decision to host the tournament in India has been welcomed by cricket fans around the world, who are eagerly looking forward to the start of the tournament. With the schedule now released, cricket fans can start planning their trips to India to watch their favorite teams in action.