ICC ODI World Cup 2023: No Final Date As BCCI Drags Foot On Visas For Pakistan Team
The final date for the start of 2023 one day international world cup has still not been finalised as ICC awaits Indian Cricket Board's foot dragging on couple of issues, including visas for Pakistan team.
The tentative date for the start of ICC ODI World Cup is October 5.
Normally, the ICC announces world cup schedules at least a year in advance, but this time it has been waiting for the board of control for cricket in India to get the necessary clearances from the Indian government, this includes two key issues: visa clearance for the Pakistan team, which has not played in India except at ICC events since early 2013 and getting a tax exemption for the tournament.
At the ICC's quarterly meetings last weekend, held in Dubai, the BCCI reportedly assured the global body that visas for the Pakistan contingent will be cleared by the Indian government.