World Cup warm-up match go silent: Pakistan, New Zealand game to play without crowd

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World Cup warm-up match go silent: Pakistan, New Zealand game to play without crowd
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The ICC World Cup Warm-up match between pakistan and New Zealand go silent in Hyderabad. There will be no fans allowed to enter the stadium due to security reasons. Pakistan will play two warm-ups and the first two group games in Hyderabad.

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According to India Media reports, the decision was taken by Hyderabad police. The match will be held but fans are not able to watch it live as they receive some security threats, So BCCI decided to agree with the decision of Hyderabad police.

According to a BCCI official who has confirmed:

“The game will be played without spectators, and those who have booked their tickets will receive a refund for their money.”


Read More: ICC reveals World Cup warm-up match schedule


On the date on which the Pakistan vs New Zealand World Cup warm-up Match will be played, there are two big events in the cities. Ganesh Visarjan and Eid Milad-un-Nabi are two major events happening on the same date with a large amount of crowd.

The BCCI will refund tickets for cancellations and increase police presence.

The organizers themselves made this decision, and the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) will oversee the process of refunding ticket money through their designated ticketing partner for those fans who had already purchased tickets for the match.

Earlier, the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) had asked for a modification in the schedule for the consecutive matches planned for October 9 and 10. These matches featured New Zealand against the Netherlands and Pakistan against Sri Lanka, respectively, within the city. The local police had expressed security concerns about these matches. While changing the dates at the last minute was not feasible, the security authorities have accommodated this request.

Pakistan’s schedule for the ICC World Cup 2023:

  1. October 6 – vs Netherlands in Hyderabad
  2. October 10 – vs Sri Lanka in Hyderabad
  3. October 14 – vs India in Ahmedabad
  4. October 20 – vs Australia in Bengaluru
  5. October 23 – vs. Afghanistan in Chennai
  6. October 27 – vs. South Africa in Chennai
  7. October 31 – vs Bangladesh in Kolkata
  8. November 4 – vs New Zealand Bengaluru (Day match)
  9. November 11 – vs England in Kolkata

The Pakistan team is anticipated to arrive in Hyderabad via Dubai on September 27.

The day matches are set to commence at 10:00 am Pakistan Standard Time (PST), while all other matches will be day-night fixtures starting at 01:30 pm (PST).

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