As per BCCI’s draft schedule for the tournament, India will open their ODI World Cup campaign against Australia in Chennai on October 8 before facing arch-rivals Pakistan a week later in Ahmedabad.
The BCCI shared the draft schedule with the ICC, which sent it to the participating countries for feedback before a final schedule is released next week, ESPNCricinfo reported.
In the initial draft, the tournament will begin on October 5 in Ahmedabad, where the final will also be held on November 19. The reigning champions England will take on last year’s runners-up New Zealand.
It has not yet been decided where the semifinals will be played on November 15 and 16.
During the league phase, India, which won the ODI World Cup at home in 2011, will play matches in nine cities, including Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru. On October 15, they will face Pakistan. Five cities will host Pakistan’s league matches.
“Pakistan are scheduled to meet the two teams progressing from the Qualifier on October 6 and 12 in Hyderabad, followed by Australia in Bengaluru (October 20), Afghanistan (October 23) and South Africa (October 27) in Chennai, Bangladesh in Kolkata (October 31), New Zealand in Bengaluru (November 5, day match) and England in Kolkata (November 12), according to the report.
There are also big matches against Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in Dharamsala on October 29 and England in Ahmedabad on November 4.
There will be a total of 10 teams participating in the tournament. Eight teams have already been determined, and two others will qualify through the qualifiers.
There has been an unprecedented delay in releasing the schedule for the marquee event, which begins in less than four months.
Over a year before the tournament’s last two editions — 2015 and 2019 — the schedule was finalized.
India’s tentative schedule:
India vs Australia, Oct 8, Chennai India vs Afghanistan, Oct 11, Delhi India vs Pakistan, Oct 15, Ahmedabad India vs Bangladesh, Oct 19, Pune India vs New Zealand, Oct 22, Dharamsala India vs England, Oct 29, Lucknow India vs Qualifier, Nov 2, Mumbai India vs South Aafrica, Nov 5, Kolkata India vs Qualifier, Nov 11, Bengaluru.
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