The ICC ODI World Cup is just seven months away and the BCCI is making all the necessary preparations for the same.
In fact, the BCCI has also released a list of possible venues where the games will be played.
However, one venue has not been featured in the list which is Mohali. Previously, in the 2011 ODI World Cup, it hosted India vs Pakistan semi-final that fans enjoyed a lot.
Many media reports and rumors have spread a fear that Mohali will be left out of this edition.
On the other hand, the cities that have been selected by the BCCI for the ODI World Cup are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamsala, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore, Rajkot, and Mumbai.
Furthermore, the BCCI hasn’t connected the number of games each city will host throughout the tournament.
However, the board has clearly mentioned Ahmedabad to be the venue for the final of the tournament.
On the other hand, PCA secretary, Dilsher Khanna has said,
Nothing has been communicated to us officially from the BCCI, so I won’t be able to comment on the same.
Moreover, Mohali has also speeded up the construction work of its new Mullanpur Stadium.
Kolkata suffered a similar fate in the 2011 World Cup
After hosting the final of the 1987 ODI World Cup, Kolkata failed to secure the game between India vs England in 2011.
The game was played at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium due to incomplete construction at Eden Gardens.
Moreover, the game turned out to be an absolute belter as 600 runs were scored in this game.
Additionally, the game also witnessed two tons from Sachin Tendulkar and Andrew Strauss but the game ended in a tie.
However, the Eden Gardens did host other games of the tournament such as Ireland vs South Africa, Ireland vs Netherlands, and Kenya vs Zimbabwe.
These games however, turned out to be quite low-scoring ones.
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