Expect changes in World Cup 2023 schedule: Jay Shah. Shah’s declaration comes amid rumours that the date of India-Pakistan’s October 15 clash may change due to the Hindu festival of Navratri.
Following considerable speculation that the India vs. Pakistan ODI World Cup 2023 match will be postpone, Secretary Jay Shah issued an official statement on the matter on Thursday, July 27. A few adjustments to the World Cup schedule are expect in the next days, according to recent developments.
India-Pakistan match is set to take place on October 15 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. However, some sources indicate that the game postpone for a day earlier due to Gujarat police being unable to maintain protection on the match day. Due to the Hindu festival of Navratri beginning the same day. The event is widely celebrate in India, particularly in Gujarat, raising security and religious worries, as security personnel have previously raised alarm over the timing of the big match.
“We have received requests to change match dates from 2-3 member boards. ” “It’s not unique to the India-Pakistan match,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah explained.\
Jasprit Bumrah is expect to play in the Ireland series
In another big development, Shah has revealed the fitness of fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah ahead of the World Cup.
The fast bowler has not featured in a T20I since September 2022, when he faced Australia. In March, he underwent back surgery for a stress fracture, ruling him out of the T20 World Cup 2022. BCCI release an official report on Bumrah, stating that the seamer bowling at full intensity in the nets.
The National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru will make the final judgment on Bumrah’s return. Bumrah’s return is welcome news for India as the World Cup approaches.