India-Pakistan game could be tweaked because of Navratri

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As India prepares itself for the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup scheduled for October-November, new news is doing the rounds.

It is regarding India vs Pakistan clash scheduled for the 15th of October at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.

Apparently, the security forces have already asked BCCI and ICC to tweak the date of the mega clash.

It is because the festival of Navratri is also starting on the same date as the game.

However, a change of dates will be a big nightmare for the fans who are awaiting patiently for this clash.

So, if any misstep is taken by the officials in this matter, then it can turn things for the worse.

Luckily, the tickets for the all-important clash aren’t out yet so the BCCI and ICC can think of making changes.

Says one of the top BCCI officials after this news,

We are mulling the options that we have and a decision will be taken soon. We have been told by the security agencies that a high-profile game like India vs Pakistan, for which thousands of travelling fans are expected to reach Ahmedabad, should be avoided since they will be stretched because of Navratri.

PCB will inspect Ahmedabad venue; Roger Binny to overlook Ahmedabad and Chennai stadiums

But, the event of a venue change is highly unlikely because Pakistan Cricket Board has already raised its concerns about playing against India at Ahmedabad.

That’s why they will be sending an inspection team over to inspect the stadium fully and declare it fit for the mega clash.

After the inspection, Pakistan will then decide whether they will or will not participate in the ODI World Cup.

But, with the issue of the Asia Cup sorted out, the chances are very less that Pakistan will deny playing in the ODI World Cup.

Meanwhile, BCCI President, Roger Binny will also go to Ahmedabad to inspect the venue for himself. After that, he will also overlook the development process at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium.

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