BREAKING: Pakistan’s schedule for ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 announced

ICC has announced a draft for Pakistan’s schedule in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023! Seems like the wait is finally over. While the entire fiasco was going on between India and Pakistan regarding the Asia Cup, Pakistan’s participation in the world cup was at stake. But now, Pakistan will be participating in the ICC world cup.

ICC has announced the schedule unofficially, so nothing is final. Pakistan will face off against India in the world’s biggest cricket stadium, the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Pakistan will play 9 group-stage matches from 6 October 2023 to 12 November 2023.

In this article, we will talk about the schedule in detail and will try to give you an idea of the whole situation in detail.

So let’s stop beating around the bush and get straight into business.

Pakistan at the 2023 World Cup: Full Schedule

So, this is not the official schedule. The PCB and BCCI have been in a tussle for some time regarding the Asia and World Cup participation. ICC got worried about Pakistan’s participation in the world cup since they threatened to withdraw. This was due to their deadlock with India on the Asia Cup hosting matter.

But now that ICC has intervened and solved the matter between India and Pakistan, things are more clear. Hence, ICC officials have shared an unofficial draft with some media outlets.

According to these sources, the following is the possible schedule for Pakistan’s World Cup 2023 Matches.

Date Against City
10/6/2023 Qualifier Hyderabad
10/12/2023 Qualifier Hyderabad
10/15/2023 India Ahmedabad
10/20/2023 Australia Bengaluru
10/23/2023 Afghanistan Chennai
10/27/2023 South Africa Chennai
11/1/2023 Bangladesh Kolkata
11/5/2023 New Zealand Bengaluru
11/12/2023 England Kolkata

Reasons for releasing the schedule earlier

So, what are the reasons for releasing Pakistan’s schedule earlier than expected? Well, there is more than meets the eye in this story.

Pakistan had some reservations regarding visiting India for the world cup; we will discuss some later in this article.


India was not wiling to visit Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023 due to a lack of government clearance. Hence, they tried everything they could to shift the tournament out of Pakistan, which they did partially.

Pakistan had only one thing as a bargaining chip against India. That bargaining chip was ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

If India was not going to visit Pakistan for Asia Cup, Pakistan threatened to withdraw from the world cup. This meant there would be a huge cut from the broadcasters as Pakistan drew a huge audience.

Now that ICC has intervened and played a key role and negotiations, Pakistan will play in the world cup. BCCI may want to prove a point and release the schedule earlier, indicating they have made Pakistan’s participation possible. NOW THE BROADCASTERS CAN REST EASY!

Watch World Cup’s full schedule will come out soon

Pakistan’s reservations

Pakistan had two reservations regarding playing the world cup

  1. India first threatened to pull out of the Asia Cup. Then they threatened to take away the hosting rights from Pakistan.
  2. BCCI proposed Ahmedabad for India vs. Pakistan. As India’s reasons for pulling out of the Asia Cup were political, Pakistan had reservations about playing in the Narendra Modi Stadium for the same reasons.

Pakistan will be playing in Ahmedabad since the hosting issue is resolved.


A preliminary schedule for Pakistan’s games in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 has been released by the ICC. Due to a disagreement with India on the Asia Cup, Pakistan’s involvement was in doubt.

The problem has been overcome, and Pakistan will participate in the World Cup.

According to the unofficial schedule, Pakistan will compete in nine group-stage matches between October 6 and November 12, 2023.

The schedule’s early announcement might be related to talks and the importance of Pakistan’s participation for broadcasters. Pakistan is anticipated to compete in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium despite objections.

We have also updated all the venues that will be used for ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Also, if you want to watch the live-streaming for Pakistan vs. India, click here.

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