Bangla Hunt News Desk: The ODI World Cup 2023 is going to be organized in India this year. Although there is a fear in everyone’s mind about whether Pakistan will come to play in that World Cup. India has made it clear that they will not go to Pakistan to participate in this year’s Asia Cup (Asia Cup 2023). India will participate in the tournament only if the PCB organizes the tournament at another venue. To counter this claim, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has stated that it too will not send the Pakistan team to play the World Cup in India unless India wants to play the Asia Cup in Pakistan.
Majority of Pakistani cricket fans and former Pakistan cricketers agree with this claim. However, former Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar wants Pakistan to play the World Cup in India. He feels that the 2011 World Cup can be avenged on Indian soil. This is evident from his recent comments.
He said, “I want Pakistan to play the World Cup on Indian soil and India vs Pakistan in the final. Whether in Mumbai or Ahmedabad, Pakistan will beat India. This is how Pakistan will avenge the loss to India in the 2011 semi-final.” Till date, India has not lost to Pakistan in ODI World Cup. So the Indian fans did not stop taunting him after hearing this.
According to sources, it is expected that the 10-team tournament will begin on October 5. This Maha Yajna will last for a total of 46 days. That means people can feel the heat of Durga Puja and World Cup at the same time in Kolkata. The final of the tournament is expected to be held on November 19. That is, the calendar says that the final of the World Cup will be held on the day of Chat Puja.
Although nothing is finalized yet, there are reports that the ODI World Cup final will be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The BCCI believes that this stadium with more than 100,000 seats is a suitable environment to host the final of the high-voltage tournament.