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Will BCCI Change The Schedule Of ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Again? Here's What Rajeev Shukla Says THIS

Will BCCI Change The Schedule Of ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Again? Here's What Rajeev Shukla Says THIS

The Vice-President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Rajeev Shukla, has shed light on the implausible nature of the Hyderabad Cricket Association's (HCA) proposal to change the calendar of the 2023 Men's ODI World Cup.

The HCA, which is closely associated with the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, petitioned the BCCI after local law enforcement expressed worries about holding successive matches, notably the high-profile game between former champions Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

"I am in charge of the World Cup venue in Hyderabad." If any problems develop, we will make every effort to resolve them. However, modifying the World Cup calendar is a complicated process that is unlikely to occur.

"It's not just the BCCI's prerogative; it involves the participation of teams and the ICC," Shukla said at the UPT20 League inauguration.

The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has been slated to host only three of the 45 matches, with the Pakistan-Sri Lanka match originally set for October 12. The New Zealand-Netherlands match is scheduled on October 9, followed by the Pakistan-Sri Lanka match the next day.

The BCCI, on the other hand, has lately rescheduled nine contests to fit other schedules and alleviate security concerns.

As a result, the Pakistan-Sri Lanka match was moved from October 12 to October 10. This development comes just five days before the start of the first phase of the 2023 Men's ODI World Cup, which begins on August 25.

The Hyderabad Police have informed the HCA that holding back-to-back matches may make it difficult to provide adequate security to the Pakistan squad.

This would need the deployment of a large number of security personnel at both the stadium and the team hotel. According to reports, the HCA was not consulted prior to the postponement of the Pakistan-Sri Lanka game, raising concerns regarding the decision-making process.

The BCCI is currently under scrutiny after receiving heavy criticism from foreign media outlets for the initial scheduling change.