The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) informed the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) that it was too late to change the World Cup schedule; however, the association agreed to follow the plan, necessitating the hosting of back-to-back games at the city’s Uppal Stadium on October 9 and 10.
“We have had discussions with the BCCI, and they have said that it is not now possible to change the schedule. As a result, we have agreed to work together, said Durga Prasad, a member of the group chosen by L Nageswara Rao, the administrator of the Supreme Court. On Monday, HCA representatives had a lengthy discussion on the arrangements for the games with Hemang Amin, the acting CEO of the BCCI.
“We recognize that Mr. Rajeev Shukla, vice president of the BCCI, has already released a statement. We are working to create plans for the matches’ orderly execution because we have been told that making a last-minute change is difficult. The city’s police commissioner informed us that he would provide full support throughout our discussions, the HCA official continued.
Hyderabad was granted two World Cup games on consecutive days, October 9 and 10, and the HCA administration considered this an unfavorable circumstance considering the security measures in place.
The Netherlands and New Zealand are slated to play in Hyderabad on October 9, with Pakistan and Sri Lanka to play the next day. Both games are scheduled for day and night. “We predicted that Pakistan and Sri Lanka would want to practice at the Uppal Stadium itself, but the timetable won’t allow for this. We have been told, nevertheless, that practice facilities can be set up at a different location. Former top Andhra Pradesh police officer Prasad said, “We will organize this at the Gymkhana ground.
It is uncommon for the same location to host consecutive World Cup games, but the HCA official stated that the organization will make every effort to ensure event-free games in the hopes that the close proximity of the games won’t influence attendance. 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.