The much-awaited India-Pakistan World Cup match in Ahmedabad on October 15 is likely to be rescheduled, the Indian Express reported on Wednesday (July 26). As of now, the match is scheduled to happen on the first day of Navratri, but the local police have informed the BCCI that security could be a concern.
It will be a logistical nightmare for everyone if the date for this high-profile game is changed. It’s being reported that the BCCI have already informed the ICC, but the final decision will be taken once they have a meeting with all the state associations that are hosting World Cup matches on July 27.
“We are mulling the options that we have and a decision will be taken soon. We have been told by the security agencies that a high-profile game like India vs Pakistan, for which thousands of travelling fans are expected to reach Ahmedabad, should be avoided since they will be stretched because of Navratri,” a top BCCI official told the Indian Express.
There has been no update on when the tickets will go on sale but it’s being reported that many of them have already booked flights and hotels in Ahmedabad for the match. If there is any change, it could create a lot of problems for everyone involved.
It’s hardly been a month since the BCCI announced the World Cup schedule. The Men in Blue are scheduled to open their campaign against Australia in Chennai on October 8 before taking on Afghanistan in Delhi on October 11. Meanwhile, Pakistan will play the Netherlands on October 6 and Sri Lank on October 12 before taking on India.