India and Pakistan will face off in a World Cup match at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.
This October through November, the eagerly anticipated India vs. Pakistan ICC 50-over World Cup match will take place at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.
This will be the two teams’ first meeting on Indian soil since 2016. The largest stadium in India, with a capacity of 100,000, was selected to hold the large number of spectators expected to come from abroad for the event.
Following the conclusion of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the BCCI intends to hold a grand launch where the World Cup schedule will be revealed.
On October 5, the tournament will start, and various locations are being considered for the matches. However, only seven locations will host India’s league games, with Ahmedabad possibly hosting two if India makes it to the final. The majority of Pakistan’s and Bangladesh’s matches could be held in Chennai, Bengaluru, Guwahati, and Kolkata.
The BCCI and the Indian team management have spoken about preferred locations for matches other than those against Pakistan.
In order to take advantage of their home advantage, they requested that games against Australia, England, New Zealand, and South Africa be played at grounds with slow pitches that favour spinners.
State units have provided their preferred venues, but the BCCI will make the final decision. India’s game against Australia is very likely to be played at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium, with matches against New Zealand, England, and South Africa taking place at other slow pitch venues.
In advance of the World Cup, the BCCI has set aside more than Rs500 crore for stadium upgrades. After recent criticism of stadium conditions, improving the current infrastructure—including clean restrooms, simple access, and clean seats—is of utmost importance.