Pak-India clash on Oct 14 as ICC announces revised CWC23 schedule 

KARACHI-The clash between Pakistan and India at this year’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 (CWC23) has been rescheduled and will now take place in Ahmedabad on October 14. The India and Pakistan match was originally set to take place on Oct 15 but since the tournament’s most anticipated game was clashing with the first day of Navratri, a festival celebrated with mass participation across Gujarat, security agencies had advised the BCCI to tweak the itinerary. As a result, England’s match against Afghanistan in Delhi will be moved from Oct 14 and will now be held 24 hours later on Oct 15. Pakistan’s match against Sri Lanka in Hyderabad has moved from Oct 12 to Oct 10 and Australia’s clash against South Africa in Lucknow moved back 24 hours and will now be played on Oct 12 instead of Oct 13. Similarly, New Zealand’s fixture against Bangladesh originally scheduled as a day match for October 14 in Chennai will now be held on Friday, October 13 and be played as a day-night contest.  From the initial phase of the tournament, a minor change to the fixture refers to the timing of England’s match-up against Bangladesh in Dharamsala, with the clash becoming a day match and a 10:30AM (local time) start after it was originally scheduled as a day-night fixture.  Towards the end of the league stage, there are three changes with the double-header encounters of Sunday, November 12 being moved a day earlier to Saturday, November 11 – Australia vs Bangladesh in Pune (10:30AM) and England vs Pakistan in Kolkata (02:00PM). Meanwhile, India’s last league game against the Netherlands has now been shifted from November 11 to 12, a day-night clash to be played in Bengaluru.


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