Eden Gardens to host 2023 World Cup semi-final, Chennai to miss out due to weather concerns. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will begin on October 05.
The ODI World Cup 2023 is only three months away, with the event due to go off on October 5 in India. The tournament’s full schedule, however, has yet to be released because the BCCI is currently finalizing venue selections. According to rumors, the full program for the major event will be reveal on Tuesday. June 27, with a few alterations from the draft schedule provided earlier by the board.
According to rumours, one of the tournament’s semi-finals will take held at Kolkata’s famous Eden Gardens stadium. Notably, the ground was unable to host a single game during the 2011 ODI World Cup due to late completion of refurbishment work.
Previously, Wankhede and Chepauk were set to host the World Cup’s final four games.
The Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore was also consider as one of the options. However, according to a report in Cricbuzz, Kolkata has also emerged as one of the options alongside Mumbai and Chennai. The report further suggests that Kolkata and Mumbai are most likely to host the semi-finals of the 13th edition of the tournament.
The decision to allocate a semifinal to Eden Gardens made at a meeting of state associations of host cities with BCCI and International Cricket Council (ICC) officials on Monday (June 26), which attend by 12 associations.
The weather in Tamil Nadu’s capital in October-November one of the reasons for moving a semi-final from Chennai to Kolkata. Because it is a knockout game, the region endures North-East monsoon during that period, and the BCCI/ICC does not want to take any chances.
Opening match, IND vs PAK and the final to take place in Ahmedabad
However, the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) will be able to host a few World Cup games. Representatives from the state board were present at the meeting with the ICC and BCCI in Mumbai. The operational functions expected of a host association were also explained to the associations during the conference.
The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 begin on October 5. The first game against England and New Zealand at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. The highly anticipated encounter between India and Pakistan, as well as the final, will take place at the same location.