Which matches of the 2023 World Cup have undergone rescheduling?

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Less than two months before the commencement of the highly anticipated 2023 World Cup, a significant development has unfolded with the rescheduling of nine fixtures. The International Cricket Council (ICC) recently unveiled these alterations, modifying both the dates and timings of the matches through an official release on August 9.

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As anticipated, one of the most eagerly awaited clashes, the India vs Pakistan match, has been shifted earlier from October 15 to October 14. The adjustment stems from concerns raised by local police in Ahmedabad due to a potential security conflict with the Navratri festival’s inaugural day, which coincided with the original date.

Similarly, authorities in Kolkata requested a change in the date of the England vs Pakistan match at the Eden Gardens due to a clash with the Kali Puja festival. Consequently, this match was advanced from November 12 to November 11, leading to the India vs Netherlands match being postponed from November 11 to November 12. The resultant shifts in these fixtures also necessitated minor tweaks to the timing and date of other matches.

Here’s a comprehensive list of the rescheduled 2023 World Cup matches, including their new dates and Indian Standard Time (IST) timings:

  1. England vs. Bangladesh – October 10, 10:30 am IST
  2. Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka – October 10, 2:00 pm IST
  3. Australia vs. South Africa – October 12, 2:00 pm IST
  4. New Zealand vs. Bangladesh – October 13, 2:00 pm IST
  5. India vs. Pakistan – October 14, 2:00 pm IST
  6. England vs. Afghanistan – October 15, 2:00 pm IST
  7. Australia vs. Bangladesh – November 11, 10:30 am IST
  8. England vs. Pakistan – November 11, 2:00 pm IST
  9. India vs. Netherlands – November 12, 2:00 pm IST

Importantly, it’s worth noting that the venues for these rescheduled matches remain unchanged. The cities previously awarded the hosting rights will continue to fulfill their roles as hosts for these pivotal encounters. This last-minute shift underscores the dynamic nature of cricket scheduling and the meticulous adjustments required to ensure the smooth execution of the World Cup.