Cricket World Cup 2023: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) got fully prepared to host the upcoming ODI World Cup. For the first time, India alone is organizing this mega event. The tournament will be played at 12 different places in the country. In such a situation, BCCI Secretary Jai Shah also made a special appeal by writing a letter to all the 10 State Associations hosting the World Cup matches after the announcement of the schedule.
Displeasure has been seen from many state associations due to not getting a single match of the ODI World Cup. In such a situation, according to the news of India Today, in a letter written by BCCI, it was appealed to the association hosting the matches that they will not give their names for hosting bilateral series matches in the upcoming international season. BCCI secretary Jai Shah had sent this letter to all state associations on 28 June.
All State Associations obeyed Secretary Jai Shah
On June 26, just a day before the announcement of the World Cup schedule, this request was made to the State Association on behalf of Secretary Jai Shah. After this everyone accepted the demand of the secretary. ODI World Cup matches are being hosted by Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Dharamshala, Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata and Pune. Whereas warm-up matches will be held in Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram and Hyderabad.
In such a situation, many big venues Mohali, Nagpur, Rajkot, Indore, Ranchi, Raipur did not get to host the matches and there was disappointment in these state unions. Before the World Cup, India has to play ODI series against Australia whose matches can be allotted to these state associations. At the same time, after the World Cup, India can also play a 5-match T20 series with Australia at home.