The much-anticipated India vs Pakistan World Cup 2023 match will now be played on October 14 instead of the earlier set date, ESPNcricinfo reported on Wednesday.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has agreed to BCCI’s proposal for the date change but the match will be played at the same venue: Ahemdabad.
“The date change for the World Cup’s biggest clash has an impact on Pakistan’s preceding fixture, against Sri Lanka in Hyderabad. The venue remains the same but the game will now be played on October 10 instead of October 12, allowing Pakistan a sufficient gap between the two matches.” Cricinfo report said.
“The need for a change in the schedule reportedly arose because the original date for the India-Pakistan fixture was also the first day of the Hindu festival of Navaratri and local police were concerned that it would be difficult to provide adequate security on the day. The ICC wrote to the PCB a few days ago about the changes and the PCB agreed.” it added.