It has been revealed that the highly awaited men’s ODI World Cup match between India and Pakistan will now occur on October 14 in Ahmedabad, one day sooner than initially planned. The ICC also verified the alterations made to eight further fixtures at the championship game, which will begin on October 5.
Both games on that doubleheader Saturday have been moved because India and Pakistan are playing on October 14. The day-night game between England and Afghanistan will take place in Delhi on October 15, while the initially scheduled day match between New Zealand and Bangladesh in Chennai will be played on October 13 instead. The highly anticipated match between Australia and South Africa in Lucknow has been moved up by one day to take place on October 12 as a result of the New Zealand match moving to October 13.
Pakistan’s game before the India game has also been rescheduled, with the match against Sri Lanka in Hyderabad being scheduled for October 10 rather than October 12. To accommodate the Pakistan-Sri Lanka encounter, England’s match against Bangladesh at Dharamsala on October 10 has been moved from a day game to a day-night match. This makes October 10 – a Tuesday – a doubleheader. A double-header near the end of the league stage has also been changed, with the two games – Australia vs. Bangladesh in Pune and England vs. Pakistan in Kolkata – being moved from November 12 to November 11, while the India-Netherlands match gets swapped and moved to November 12.
The ODI World Cup will begin in Ahmedabad with a match between the finalists of the 2019 edition, England and New Zealand, and will end on November 19 at the same location.