Cricket World Cup to begin Oct. 5 with England-New Zealand match

Organizers have announced that the Cricket World Cup will kick off on October 5th, with a match between England and New Zealand to be held in Ahmedabad. The tournament will culminate with the final on November 19th, also set to take place in Ahmedabad. The schedule for this prestigious event in India has confirmed Pakistan’s participation.

Afghanistan has been grouped with India, England, Bangladesh, New Zealand, and Pakistan, making for an exciting set of matches.

The much-anticipated clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan is scheduled for October 15th at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, renowned as the largest cricket venue in the world in terms of capacity.

The first semi-final is slated to occur on November 15th in Mumbai, followed by the second one in Kolkata the following day. All three matches, including the final, will be day-night fixtures.

“India and Pakistan share an unparalleled cricket rivalry. While there are other notable rivalries such as England versus Australia, Australia versus South Africa, South Africa versus England, and England versus Pakistan, there is only one that captivates everyone’s attention. When the ticket sales commence on October 15th, I doubt the website will be able to handle the massive surge in traffic,” expressed former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag.

The tournament will take place across ten venues, each representing one of the ten participating teams. The selected venues are Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Dharamsala, Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Pune, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Kolkata.

In addition to the host country India, the teams that have already secured qualification are Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand, Pakistan, and South Africa.