Excitement is in the air for cricket fans as the IPL 2023 continues to bring thrilling matches. But amidst all the IPL frenzy, news has emerged that Raipur may host a match in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the International Cricket Council (ICC) are reportedly considering this possibility, though there has been no official confirmation yet.
Raipur to Host a Pool Match
According to reports, a pool match of the World Cup cricket tournament is set to take place in Raipur on October 5 at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Nava Raipur. This stadium has already hosted several international and domestic cricket matches, including an ODI between India and New Zealand earlier this year.
World Cup Matches in 13 Cities Across India
India is set to host the ICC World Cup 2023, and matches will be held across 13 stadiums in cities such as Nagpur, Bengaluru, Trivandrum, Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Rajkot, Indore, Mohali, Raipur, and Dharamsala. The BCCI has allocated over Rs 500 crore to upgrade stadiums across the country in preparation for this tournament.
Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium: A Bowler’s Paradise
Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Raipur was completed in 2008 and has a reputation for being a bowler’s paradise. The pitch is slow, and spinners dominate, making it challenging for batsmen to score runs. However, fast bowlers can also create trouble for the opposition. The stadium has already witnessed many historic matches, including IPL and Road Safety World Cricket matches.
India’s Recent ODI Victory in Raipur
India and New Zealand played the first ODI match in Raipur on January 21, 2023, at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium. In that match, New Zealand was bowled out for just 108 runs, and India won by 8 wickets, thanks to impressive performances by Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya, and Sundar.
Excitement Builds for World Cup 2023
The possibility of Raipur hosting a match in the ICC World Cup 2023 has raised the excitement levels of cricket enthusiasts in Chhattisgarh. With world-class teams set to compete, this tournament promises to be a thrilling spectacle for all cricket lovers. Stay tuned for further updates on this exciting development!
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