The warmup sport for the cricket World Cup 2023 between Pakistan and New Zealand on the Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Stadium within the Indian metropolis of Hyderabad on September 29 shall be performed behind closed doorways, in accordance with native media experiences.
In line with The Indian Categorical, the match could be performed with no followers in attendance after the police had requested the Hyderabad Cricket Affiliation (HCA) to postpone the tie attributable to safety issues as a result of the police would concentrate on non secular festivals that culminate on September 28.
With the schedule being inflexible, the officers determined barring the entry for the spectators, the publication reported.
Those that maintain tickets for the match shall be issued refunds, in accordance with the Indian Categorical report revealed on Monday.
“The game will be played without spectators and those who have booked their tickets, their money will be refunded,” a Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) official instructed The Indian Categorical.
“Discussions have been going on for the last few days regarding the security arrangements for the warm-up match on September 29 as it is coming on the heels of the two festivals. The police have said that they will be hard-pressed to provide security for that game because of the Ganesh immersion. After much thought, it was decided to play the match behind closed doors,” Kode Durga Prasad, an official linked to the Hyderabad Cricket Affiliation, instructed The Instances of India on Tuesday.
Prasad confirmed that Pakistan’s different warmup sport in opposition to Australia shall be performed in entrance of spectators.
The schedule for the World Cup has gone by means of many adjustments after 9 matches, together with the high-voltage tie between India and Pakistan, had been rescheduled by the ICC final month.
The overhaul of the schedule got here after the BCCI mentioned overseas groups had requested adjustments.
Indian media experiences mentioned Ahmedabad officers had additionally raised issues about their potential to supply ample safety as a result of the match was initially scheduled at the beginning of a nine-day Hindu non secular competition.
Safety issues had been additionally reported on back-to-back matches on October 9 and 10 in Hyderabad by the police final month after the rescheduling was introduced.
The match on October 9 shall be performed between Netherlands and New Zealand whereas Pakistan and Sri Lanka will go up in opposition to one another the next day after the tie was introduced ahead by two days.
The tie between Pakistan and England was additionally rescheduled to November 11 from November 12 which coincided with the Kali Puja competition.