The forthcoming warm-up game between New Zealand and Pakistan will take place behind closed doors on September 29 as part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 preparations. Due to the converging festivities on the same day, which are anticipated to bring sizable crowds throughout the city, local security organisations have cautioned against making this choice. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced on its website that cricket fans who had booked tickets for the game need not worry as they will receive a full refund for their purchases in the most recent development.
The cricket teams from Pakistan and Afghanistan, meanwhile, have successfully received their visas to visit India for the major competition. The Pakistani athletes and staff are scheduled to obtain their visas on Tuesday, making it easier for them to take part in the yearly competition. Two days before their first warm-up match against New Zealand on September 29, the Pakistan cricket team is expected to travel in Hyderabad through Dubai on September 27.
Pakistan will face off against New Zealand in a warm-up match in Hyderabad behind closed doors.
Pakistan will play two exhibition games before the ODI World Cup 2023, taking against Australia on October 3 in Hyderabad and New Zealand in Hyderabad. On October 6, they will play in their first official World Cup game against the Netherlands. The highly anticipated match between Pakistan and India is set for October 14 at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. The opening match of the World Cup will also be held in this venue. On October 5, England and New Zealand will face off, kicking off a thrilling campaign.
The five locations where Pakistan will play its World Cup matches—Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru—will each host two games. High-tension conflict will be the spectacular event’s climax in Ahmedabad. Pakistan was the top-ranked ODI side going into the Asia Cup, but after losses to India and Sri Lanka, they were unexpectedly eliminated from the competition in the Super 4s round. In the hopes of seeing a return to their championship form, the cricketing world is now eagerly awaiting their performance at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2023.