Recent reports suggest that the BCCI plans to hold the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The BCCI set to host 48 World Cup matches across 12 venues, with each venue expected to hold four matches.
Although they have not yet announced the official schedule. They have slated India to host the ODI World Cup in October-November. The Narendra Modi Stadium, with a seating capacity of over 100,000, is an ideal venue to host the final of this marquee event. Furthermore, the stadium will host not only the opening match of IPL but also the final.
According to a recent report, they are likely to award the hosting rights for one of the semi-final matches in the next World Cup to the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, which hosted the 2011 ODI World Cup final. However, according to the same report, they may hold the highly anticipated India-Pakistan game in either Chennai or Delhi.
BCCI denied ongoing rumours
However, new reports have emerged that contradict earlier rumors of Bangladesh hosting Pakistan’s World Cup games, including the match against India. The ICC and BCCI officials have denied the speculations. At the latest meeting between the ICC and BCCI, an official confirmed that India will host all the scheduled games.
“Bangladesh was not discussed at all at the Board meeting. There was full backing for the event in India was given by the Board and We’re focused on that.“ an ICC official told Cricbuzz.
“It was not discussed at the board. But it may have been in one of the committees but never in my presence.” an ICC board member said to Cricbuzz.