ODI World Cup 2023 To Begin On October 5, Final On November 19: Report

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The ODI World Cup 2023 will begin on October 5 with the final taking place on November 19, as reported on ESPNCricinfo. The report adds that the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has come up with a shortlist of around 12 venues for the tournament and that the final will be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Other locations are – Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamshala, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore, Rajkot and Mumbai. The competition will feature 48 matches over 46 days with 10 teams battling for the coveted trophy.

While the report already lists the main competition venues, the organizers are expected to announce 2-3 more warm-up venues ahead of the tournament. The main factor behind the selections will be the possibility of rain and the presence of the necessary infrastructure to get the field ready in time.

Although the schedule of World Cups is usually announced a year in advance, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is still waiting to understand the situation surrounding the visa situation of Pakistani cricketers and incentives. tax free from the government of India.

As part of an agreement signed by the BCCI and the ICC, tax exemptions have been promised for three tournaments between 2016 and 2023. The report argues that the BCCI is “obligated” to help the ICC (along with the organizations). other commercial organizations related to the tournament) with tax exemption.

On the other hand, Pakistani cricketers have not been to India since 2013 for any tournament but BCCI has made it clear that the Indian government will remove their visas.

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