There has been a lot of talks on the venues that has been selected for the ODI World Cup 2023 in India. The World Cup 2023 will start from October 5th to 19th November. 10 venues has been selected for the matches to happen – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Dharamsala, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Pune. The warm-up matches will held in Trivandrum and Guwahati.
Punjab was left out of the contention to host a World Cup game and this has caused a big problem. The Punjab Sports Minister criticised the BCCI for not selection Punjab as a venue for the World Cup 2023.
BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla has reacted to this issue. He said to ANI, ““Virat Kohli’s 100th Test last year was given to Mohali. Mullanpur Stadium is getting ready in Mohali. Had it been ready, they would have got a World Cup match. The current stadium in Mohali did not meet the standards of the ICC and hence was denied matches. But that does not mean that matches would not be given to them.”
He also said, “Bilateral series matches will be given to them; it is based on a rotational system. No ‘pick and choose’ has been done. ICC’s consent is important in finalising the venues. In Trivandrum, warm-up matches have been given, for the first time. It is not that any centre/zone has been ignored. Stadiums have been chosen after a lot of consideration, even in North East Zone, Guwahati got the matches. A lot of accommodation has been done in the schedule.”
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Last Updated on June 29, 2023
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