The ICCon Tuesday announced the final schedule of the 2023 edition of the ODI World Cup, with India’s marquee clash vs arch rivals Pakistan being scheduled for October 15 in Ahmedabad.The tournament will kick-off on October 5 and run till November 19.
The BCCI had earlier sent a draft schedule to the ICC of the same and now the official schedule has been announced. Typically the schedule for a World Cup is announced well in advance so that fans have enough time to book their tickets and make their travel plans, along with local administrations being given enough time to prepare the venues. This time however there has been a considerable delay primarily because of the uncertainty of Pakistan travelling to India. With assurances received from the PCB after a hybrid model for the Asia Cup was agreed upon, the ICC has now revealed the final dates and venues for all the fixtures.
This time 10 different cities will host the matches across India. A total of 10 teams will be in action. 8 qualified via the Cricket World Cup Super League. The other 2 spots will be determined after the conclusion of the ongoing qualifier tournament in Zimbabwe on July 9.
Team India will begin their campaign with a blockbuster clash vs the most successful team in the history of the ODI World Cup – Australia.
The following is India’s full schedule for the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup:
Full India Schedule:
India vs Australia, October 8 – Chennai
India vs Afghanistan, October 11 – Delhi
India vs Pakistan, October 15 – Ahmedabad
India vs Bangladesh, October 19 – Pune
India vs New Zealand, October 22 – Dharamsala
India vs England, October 29 – Lucknow
India vs Qualifier 2, November 2 – Mumbai
India vs South Africa, November 5 – Kolkata
India vs Qualifier 1, November 11 – Bengaluru