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India-Pakistan WC game to be played on October 15, says report



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The high voltage India vs Pakistan ODI World Cup game will most likely take place on October 15, according to Cricbuzz.

The first match of the tournament will be played on October 5 between 2019 finalists England and New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, where the final will also be played on November 19.

The BCCI or the ICC have not, however, provided any official confirmation of the schedule. Probably after the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, the dates will be revealed.

Apart from Ahmedabad and the three south centres, Kolkata, Delhi, Indore, Dharamsala, Guwahati, Rajkot, Raipur and Mumbai are the designated venues with Mohali and Nagpur missing out from the list.

The Wankhede in Mumbai is likely to get a semifinal. Each team will play nine league games which means most centres, if not all, will get an India game each.

There will be a total of 10 teams and 48 games in the World Cup, with Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, England, Australia, and South Africa being the most recent nation to receive a straight admission.

Two former champions, West Indies and Sri Lanka, along with the Netherlands, Ireland, Nepal, Oman, Scotland, UAE, and host Zimbabwe, will participate in a qualification event in June-July to fill the final two berths.