The match between Pakistan and India on the upcoming 50-over World Cup scheduled for October 15 in Ahmedabad is prone to be rescheduled as a result of date coinciding with the start of the Navratri competition, Indian media reported on Wednesday.
The Navratri competition, which is held in honour of Hindu Goddess Durga, is well known over a interval of 9 days.
“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 prime official from India’s cricket board, who didn’t want to be recognized, instructed media.
“We are mulling the options that we have and a decision will be taken soon,” the official stated.
Indian media additionally reported that Board of Cricket Management for India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah had referred to as a gathering in New Delhi on July 27 (tomorrow) of all of the associations internet hosting the World Cup matches.
“I feel it will be in the best interest of all concerned that we meet again to exchange notes and take stock of any issue which needs discussion and decision,” the report quoted the letter despatched by Shah as saying.
“It is learnt that the board might apprise the members of the security concerns around Ahmedabad and finalise a new date for the match,” Indian media famous.
Essentially the most-awaited conflict was set to be performed in Ahmedabad on October 15, after the event begins on October 5 with holders England taking over New Zealand on the world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad.
The match between cricket arch-rivals would mark the primary time in seven years that India will host Pakistan’s cricket crew.