27 Jun 2023

ODI World Cup 2023 From Oct 5: India-Pakistan Match On Oct 15


48 matches of ODI World Cup will be played in India for 46 days between October-November. The International Cricket Council (ICC) released the World Cup schedule on Tuesday.
The tournament will begin on October 5 with the New Zealand-England match. The match will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The final will be held on this ground on 19 November. The semi-finals of the tournament will be held in Mumbai and Kolkata.

The most talked about match of the tournament i.e. India-Pakistan match will be held on October 15 at Narendra Modi Stadium only. However, India's World Cup campaign will begin with a match against Australia. This match will be played in Chennai on 8 October.

A total of 10 teams will participate at the showcase event, the first eight having already qualified through the Cricket World Cup Super League. The final two spots will be determined at the end of the Qualifier tournament in Zimbabwe, which concludes on July 9.

Top four teams will qualify for semi-finals

Each team plays the other nine in a round robin format with the top four qualifying for the knockout stage and semi-finals.

The first semi-final will be held on Wednesday November 15 in Mumbai and the second semi-final will be held the following day in Kolkata. Both semi-finals will have a reserve day.

The Final will take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 19 with November 20 slated as the reserve day.

All three knock-out fixtures will be day-night affairs, with the matches beginning at 2pm local time.

There will be a total of 10 venues – Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Dharamsala, Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Pune, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Kolkata.

Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram in addition to Hyderabad will host the warm-up matches from September 29 to October 3.

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