Reports: ODI World Cup 2023 schedule to be revealed on June 27

The 2023 ODI World Cup is scheduled to begin on October 5 in India.

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On June 27, 100 days prior to the impending ODI World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is planning to reveal the final fixtures. The event is likely to take place from 11:30 am onwards in Mumbai. This will be the first time the ODI World Cup will be exclusively held in India.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sent a draft schedule to the participating teams, earlier this month. According to the draft schedule, the first match would be held on October 5. As per the schedule, the opening encounter will be a repeat of the 2019 ODI World Cup finalists as New Zealand would lock horns with defending champions, England.

India's first match will be on October 8 as they face the mighty Australians, who recently defeated Rohit Sharma's men in the World Test Championship final. This encounter will potentially be held at Chepauk. The hosts will play nine league matches and all of them will be at different venues.

The highly-anticipated India versus Pakistan clash could be held in Ahmedabad, at the Narendra Modi Stadium. A clash between two arch-rivals at the largest cricket ground in the world is surely going to be a spectacle to behold.

PCB yet to give approval for the draft schedule

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Najam Sethi has not yet given their approval after receiving the draft schedule. According to the 75-year-old, the Pakistan government will only decide whether to give the team the green signal to travel to India. Sethi also stated that the said information has also been passed on to the ICC.

“We have written to the ICC that we cannot give approval or disapproval on travelling to India. This decision is made by our government, just like it is for India. Whether we will play in Ahmedabad or not is for later," Sethi was quoted as saying by ANI.

"It's premature to discuss anything. Not sure which government will be in power at the time. So nothing has been discussed yet. But it's a different matter than when there is a stable government. When it's the right time, we will ask them,” he concluded.

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