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‘Pura Tournament hi idhar karle’ - Fans react as Narendra Modi Stadium reportedly set to host first match & final of ODI World Cup 2023

Here is how fans have reacted on social media to the reports of the upcoming ODI World Cup in India later this year

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Ahmedabad to host first and last match of ODI World Cup 2023

Ahmedabad to host first and last match of ODI World Cup 2023 (Image Source: Twitter)

The 13th edition of the Cricket World Cup will take place in India later this year. All teams are getting ready to perform their best to win this prestigious trophy for their respective countries. England will be the defending champions and now, some reports have come out regarding this upcoming mega event.

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According to reliable sources, the first match will be on 5 October 2023 as England will take on New Zealand. However, both the inaugural and final matches will happen at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. The final will take place on 19 November. Seeing that fans have reacted to the reports on social media.

Pakistan have reportedly agreed to visit India for the World Cup    

However, reports also suggested that Team India will begin their World Cup campaign against Australia at Chepauk, Chennai. They will take on their arch-rivals Pakistan on 15 October. However, the venue has not been disclosed so far. The Indian Cricket Board will also announce the whole schedule along with dates and venues after the completion of the ongoing IPL. According to reports of Cricbuzz, Pakistan have agreed to visit India for the World Cup despite the recent uncertainty over the upcoming Asia Cup. However, they have reportedly confirmed playing the final in Ahmedabad if the Men in Green would have reached the final. 

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As per reports, Pakistan will play its games in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Bengaluru. The Wankhede in Mumbai is set to get a semifinal also. Reports have also confirmed venues like Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Delhi, Indore, Dharamsala, Guwahati, Rajkot, Raipur, and Mumbai. However, fans will hope that the Men in Blue can with this title this time around at home. In 2011, India won the World Cup at home while after that in the last two editions, they failed in the semi-final against Australia in 2015 and New Zealand in 2019 respectively. However, since 2011, only host nations have won the title in front of home crowds.   

Here are some tweets shared by fans:

 

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