India v Pakistan clash among nine World Cup fixtures rescheduled

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The eagerly-awaited contest between India and Pakistan at this year’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup has been rescheduled to a different day, while details of eight other matches have also been changed.

The clash between India and Pakistan was originally slated to take place in Ahmedabad on October 15, but this has been moved a day earlier and will now be held at the same venue on October 14.

As a result, England’s fixture against Afghanistan in Delhi will be moved from October 14 and will now be played 24 hours later on October 15.

Pakistan’s contest against Sri Lanka in Hyderabad has moved from October 12 to now being played on October 10 and Australia’s big match against South Africa in Lucknow moved back 24 hours and will now be played on Thursday, October 12 instead of October 13.

Similarly, New Zealand’s game against Bangladesh originally scheduled as a day match for October 14 in Chennai has been moved back and will now be held on October 13 and be played as a day-night contest.

From the initial phase of the tournament, a minor change to the fixture refers to the timing of England’s match-up against Bangladesh in Dharamsala, with the clash becoming a day match and a 10:30AM (local time) start after it was originally scheduled as a day-night fixture.

Towards the end of the league stage, there are three changes with the double-header encounters of November 12 being moved a day earlier to November 11 – Australia vs Bangladesh in Pune (10:30AM) and England vs Pakistan in Kolkata (02:00PM).

Meanwhile, India’s last league game against the Netherlands has now been shifted from November 11 to 12, a day-night clash to be played in Bengaluru.

The World Cup commences on October 5 when 2019 finalists England and New Zealand clash at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, with the event culminating in the final at the same venue on November 19.

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