‘Abe kab tak change karte rahoge’ - Fans react as Hyderabad Cricket Association reportedly request to change 2023 ODI World Cup schedule

Here is how fans have reacted as the Hyderabad Cricket Association have reportedly requested for changes in the 2023 ODI World Cup schedule.

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The 2023 ODI World Cup is all set to begin on 5 October in India. Initially, the schedule of this mega event got announced but due to some security concerns, many matches got rescheduled. Thus, a new and revised schedule also got announced. A total of 9 games got rescheduled and among them, three games are involving Pakistan. But, now, the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) have reportedly requested the Indian Cricket Board to make some changes to the schedule once again. 


As per the new schedule, the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad will host the New Zealand vs Netherlands clash on 9 October while the Sri Lanka vs Pakistan clash will take place at the same venue on 10 October. Hence, they might find it difficult to host these matches on consecutive days. Initially, the Sri Lanka vs Pakistan game was scheduled on 12 October but it got changed to 10 October as the game between India and Pakistan in Ahmedabad got shifted to 14 October from 15 October due to Navratri. 

Pakistan will reportedly play two warm-up matches also in Hyderabad

Only three games are going to be played at this venue as the Men in Green will begin their World Cup campaign against the Netherlands on 6 October at the same venue. Then, on 9 October, New Zealand vs Netherlands will take place while Pakistan vs Sri Lanka will take place on 10 October. Reports were also there that Babar Azam and his men will play two warm-up games at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad.   


Revised Fixtures of the 2023 ODI World Cup:

England vs Bangladesh – October 10, 10:30 am IST

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka – October 10, 2 pm IST


Australia vs South Africa – Thursday, October 12 – 2 pm IST

New Zealand vs Bangladesh – Friday, October 13 – 2 pm IST

India vs Pakistan – Saturday, October 14 – 2 pm IST

England vs Afghanistan – Sunday, October 15 – 2 pm IST

Australia vs Bangladesh – Saturday, November 11 – 10:30 am IST

England vs Pakistan – Saturday, November 11 – 2 pm IST

India vs Netherlands – Sunday, November 12 – 2 pm IST

Here is how fans have reacted:


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