HCA requests for alterations to the World Cup schedule

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been asked to reevaluate the back-to-back World Cup matches scheduled for the city’s Uppal Stadium, according to the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA).

The city has been awarded matches for October 9 and 10. The HCA, which is being supervised by an administrator appointed by the Supreme Court, has suggested that setting up security for two days in a row could be problematic. “It is definitely a problem, and we’ve let the BCCI know about it. According to an HCA official who works for Retd Justice L Nageswara Rao (the administrator), “We have asked the board if the dates can be adjusted.” 

The match between New Zealand and The Netherlands is scheduled to take place in Hyderabad on October 9; the match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka is scheduled for Hyderabad the next day. Both games are day/night affairs.

“A break of at least one day would be beneficial in between the games. We spoke with BCCI’s acting CEO Hemang Amin on the possibility of adjusting the schedule. If not, we will be forced to make do,” the official stated.

The World Cup schedule has been the focus of great discussion and criticism because it was first released barely 100 days prior to the event but was later changed as a result of requests from a few international boards.

On August 9, a revised schedule was made available, with the original program of nine games changed. The matches were originally scheduled two days apart from one another. The World Cup ticket sales have not yet begun. It is unusual for the same location to hold back-to-back World Cup games, and it is also unusual that the HCA informed the BCCI of this so late.

The matches will take place in 12 cities throughout the nation, with the first match and championship game being held in Ahmedabad on October 5 and November 19, respectively.


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