The ICC World Cup 2023 is rapidly approaching, scheduled to commence on October 5th, and teams are starting to make their way to India. However, the journey for the Pakistan team has been quite different. Unlike other participating teams who easily obtained their visas, the contingent led by Babar Azam initially faced challenges in this regard.
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Reports indicate that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) submitted their visa applications to the Indian embassy shortly after the conclusion of the Asia Cup 2023. However, they faced delays in receiving clearance, necessitating changes to their travel plans. Originally, the Men in Green had intended to embark on a team bonding trip to Dubai before proceeding to India for the ICC World Cup 2023.
However, due to visa-related delays, they had to adjust their plans. In response, the PCB wrote to the International Cricket Council (ICC), highlighting the difficulties their players faced and inquiring whether the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had provided written assurances regarding visas for all participating nations.
Despite the initial complications, the Pakistan cricket team has now obtained the necessary Indian visas for the ICC World Cup 2023. They are scheduled to depart for Dubai on the morning of Wednesday, September 27th. Following a stopover in Dubai, they will continue their journey to Hyderabad, India, on the same evening.
While there is no official confirmation regarding the cause of the visa delays for Pakistan, it can be speculated that political tensions between the two countries may have contributed to the situation. This will mark Pakistan’s first visit to India since the T20 World Cup in 2016.
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ICC World Cup 2023 : Pakistan’s Schedule for the Tournament
Before commencing their World Cup campaign, Pakistan will participate in warm-up matches. They are set to face New Zealand on September 29th and Australia on October 3rd in these practice fixtures. Pakistan’s official campaign in the tournament will begin with a match against the Netherlands on October 6th in Hyderabad.
Here is Pakistan’s schedule for the ICC World Cup 2023:
- October 6: Pakistan vs Netherlands at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad
- October 10: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad
- October 14: Pakistan vs India at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad
- October 20: Pakistan vs Australia at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru
- October 23: Pakistan vs Afghanistan at Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai
- October 27: Pakistan vs South Africa at Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai
- October 31: Pakistan vs Bangladesh at Eden Gardens in Kolkata
- November 4: Pakistan vs New Zealand at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru
- November 11: Pakistan vs England at Eden Gardens in Kolkata
FAQ :- Pakistan’s schedule for the ICC World Cup 2023.
When Was Pakistan vs India Match in ICC World Cup 2023 ?
Pakistan vs India Match in ICC World Cup 2023 October 14: Pakistan vs India at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.