BCCI Rejects HCA’s Request To Change World Cup Schedule

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has notified the Hyderabad Cricket Association that there will be no more changes in the updated schedule of the World Cup.

We have engaged in discussion with the BCCI, and they have indicated that changing the schedule is not feasible at this point. There we have concurred to collaborate,” Durga Prasad, member of the team appointed by the Supreme Court administrator L Nageswara Rao told Cricbuzz.

HCA held an extensive conversation with BCCI

Reportedly, HCA officials held an extensive conversation with BCCI’s acting CEO, Hemang Amin on Monday over arrangements.

The report by Cribuzz also quoted an HCA official who confirmed that they have conveyed the same to the Hyderabad’s police commission in order to make necessary arrangements to host back-to-back matches including one of Pakistan.

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What was the whole issue?

Notably, Hyderabad was assigned matches for the World Cup on consecutive days – October 9 and 10 and Hyderabad police reportedly said that they will not be handle the situation as one of the matches includes Pakistan’s game.

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On October 9, Hyderabad is hosting New Zealand vs Netherlands match and Pakistan vs Sri Lanka is scheduled on the very next day.

Both matches are day/night fixtures. Hyderabad police had said that they don’t have enough staff to assure the security arrangement.

The World Cup 2023 is set to start on October 5 with defending champion England taking on New Zealand at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi stadium.

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