The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is scheduled to host the highly anticipated arch-rivalry match between India and Pakistan in the Mega event of ICC World Cup this October-November
This will be the first time the two arch-rivals face each other on Indian soil since 2016. With a seating capacity of 100,000, the stadium is the largest in India and has been selected in anticipation of a large number of fans expected to travel from abroad for the fixture.
The BCCI is set to announce the World Cup schedule at a grand launch once the Indian Premier League (IPL) concludes. The tournament is set to kick off by 5th October with venues in Nagpur, Bengaluru, Trivandrum, Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Rajkot, Indore, Bengaluru, and Dharamshala shortlisted for matches.
Due to security reasons, most of Pakistan’s matches could take place in Chennai and Bengaluru.
However, only seven venues will host India’s league matches, with Ahmedabad being the only venue where India could play two matches, provided the team makes it to the final. Meanwhile, Pakistan and Bangladesh could play most of their matches in Chennai, Bengaluru, Guwahati, and Kolkata, respectively.
The BCCI has allotted over Rs500 crore to upgrade stadiums across the country before the World Cup. Upgrading existing infrastructure, including clean toilets, easy access, and clean seats, is a top priority for the BCCI following recent criticism over the condition of stadiums.
Remember that before the World Cup 2023 another high voltage Asian event which is Asia Cup scheduled to Played in Pakistan and as usual India making lame excuses by saying that Indian Team will not Travel to Pakistan for Asia Cup due to security reasons.
Pakistan decided that Asia Cup will not be shifted to a neutral venue meanwhile Indian cricket board excuses itself to send its team to Pakistan for Asia Cup.
Keeping the whole situation in view Pakistan also refused to send its team and demands a neutral venue for World Cup 2023 which is scheduled to be played in India.