The historic match between the two neighboring teams is scheduled to take place on October 15 according to the original plan.
On October 15, Team India will play their bitter rivals Pakistan at the prestigious ODI World Cup later this year. The International Cricket Council (ICC) may have already finalized the schedule and made it available to the public last month, but one of the most famous matches in the tournament this year may see a significant change in the date. The first day of ‘Navratri’, a holiday celebrated with nightly Garba dance, is October 15, according to a report by Indian Express, and as a result, the match between India and Pakistan may be moved. This is especially true in the Gujarati state, where the festival is held.
Many fans have already made travel arrangements for the dates surrounding the India-Pakistan match, and reports from local media have suggested that Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) have also enquired about the availability of beds at Ahmedabad hospitals before and after the night game. If the game is indeed postponed, it could prove to be a huge logistical nightmare.
The World Cup final, which will be played on November 19, as well as four group games, will all be played at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.