Even though the ODI World Cup 2023 is still five months away, there is a lot of buzz in the cricket fraternity around the quadrennial event, slated to be held in India.
On Saturday (May 27), BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed that the schedule and venues for the upcoming 50-over World Cup will be announced during the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and Australia in London next month.
Moreover, a call on the Asia Cup 2023, slated to be held before the World Cup, will be taken in the coming days as representatives of some of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) members are in India to watch the IPL 2023 final on Sunday (May 28).
“The venues for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will be decided at a press conference during the ICC World Test Championship Final. The complete schedule for the tournament will also be revealed,” Shah quoted as saying by PTI after the board’s Special General Meeting.
“The future of the Asia Cup 2023 will be decided once we have a meeting with the ACC members (Test playing nations) and the Associate nations,” he added.
The BCCI secretary informed that 15 stadiums have been shortlisted for the World Cup and more stadiums will be added at a later stage.
“As far as the venues for the ICC Cricket World Cup are concerned, each office-bearer will be responsible for each venue. We are looking at all the metros as venues for the tournament,” Shah stated.
“We will create a committee to structure the POSH policy. The draft is ready, it will be presented before the AGM for ratification and necessary approvals,” he further said.
Additionally, the proposed white-ball series between India and Afghanistan will take place before the World Cup, but the dates and venues are yet to be finalised.
“We will go ahead with the series this year before the ICC Cricket World Cup,” Shah said.
(With PTI/TOI Inputs)