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In a significant development in the cricketing world, the India vs Pakistan World Cup clash has been advanced by one day and is now scheduled to take place on October 14 in Ahmedabad. The original date of October 15 has been altered following an agreement between the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the International Cricket Council (ICC), and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), according to a report by PTI.
As part of the revised itinerary, Pakistan's match against Sri Lanka, which was initially slated for October 12 in Hyderabad, will now be played on October 10. This change came about after the ICC and BCCI approached the PCB, requesting the rescheduling of two group matches, including the high-stakes encounter between arch-rivals India and Pakistan in Ahmedabad.
#BreakingNews | India vs Pakistan World Cup 2023 match to now be played on October 14@KaushikSuramya shares more details#IndvsPak #WorldCup2023 #ICCWorldCup2023 | @akankshaswarups pic.twitter.com/dk3dl9mxqd— News18 (@CNNnews18) August 2, 2023
The decision to reschedule the India vs Pakistan match was driven by concerns over security deployment on the first day of the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. In order to ensure the safety and smooth conduct of the game, the authorities deemed it necessary to move the match to the preceding day.
As cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the updated schedule, it is likely that a few other matches involving different teams may also be subject to rescheduling. The ICC is expected to release the revised fixture soon, giving fans a clearer picture of the tournament's final lineup.
Cricket fans from both nations are eagerly anticipating the thrilling showdown between India and Pakistan. The contest between these two cricketing giants is always filled with excitement and fervor, and the rescheduled date is sure to amplify the anticipation.
Stay tuned for further updates and mark your calendars for October 14 as India and Pakistan lock horns in what promises to be a nail-biting encounter in the ICC World Cup 2023.