Tickets for the match will go on sale from August 25
INDIA’S conflict with arch-rivals Pakistan on this yr’s ODI World Cup has been introduced ahead a day to October 14 amongst eight different fixture modifications, the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) mentioned Wednesday (9).
The world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad will host the hotly anticipated match, initially set for October 15 on the identical venue.
Fixtures for the 50-over World Cup have been initially printed in June after weeks of delays arising from Pakistan’s reluctance to journey to India.
Wednesday’s overhaul of the schedule, lower than two months earlier than the match begins, got here after the Board of Management for Cricket in India mentioned overseas groups had requested modifications.
Indian media reviews mentioned Ahmedabad officers had raised considerations about their potential to offer enough safety as a result of the match was initially scheduled firstly of a nine-day Hindu non secular pageant.
Ahmedabad is the place Hindu-nationalist Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s political profession started and the showdown will happen on the stadium bearing his title.
India and Pakistan are bitter adversaries and solely play cricket towards one another in multilateral tournaments on account of longstanding political tensions.
Pakistan had agreed to go to India after they agreed to collectively host September’s Asia Cup, permitting India to play its matches in Sri Lanka.
Nevertheless it was solely this week that the Pakistan Cricket Board received approval from their authorities to make the India journey for the 50-over World Cup.
Any match between the south Asian neighbours due to this fact turns into one of many most-watched occasions on the worldwide sporting calendar, and any victory is used to advertise nationalism at residence.
Once they do play, cricket followers around the globe are glued to their TV screens in a multi-billion-dollar bonanza for broadcasters.
Among the many different modifications, Pakistan’s match towards Sri Lanka has been introduced ahead by two days and can now be performed on October 10.
Australia’s match towards South Africa in Lucknow will probably be performed on October 12 as a substitute of the next day.
England will tackle Afghanistan in Delhi on October 15, a day after the unique date.
New Zealand’s sport towards Bangladesh, initially scheduled as a day match for October 14 in Chennai, will now be held on October 13 as a day-night contest.
England’s match-up towards Bangladesh in Dharamsala has now change into a day match after it was initially scheduled to be performed underneath lights.
Tickets for the World Cup will go on sale on August 25, the ICC mentioned.
Oct. 10: England v Bangladesh – Dharamsala
Oct. 10: Pakistan v Sri Lanka – Hyderabad
Oct. 12: Australia v South Africa – Lucknow
Oct. 13: New Zealand v Bangladesh – Chennai
Oct. 14: India v Pakistan – Ahmedabad
Oct. 15: England v Afghanistan – Delhi
Nov. 11: Australia v Bangladesh – Pune
Nov. 11: England v Pakistan – Kolkata
Nov. 12: India v Netherlands – Bengaluru