The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 is anticipated to begin on Oct 5 and conclude on Nov 19, with the final game taking place in Ahmedabad: Reports

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The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 is anticipated to begin on Oct 5

According to a Tuesday story, the ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023 is anticipated to begin on October 5 and conclude on November 19. The main event will take place at twelve different locations, with Ahmedabad hosting the finale.

In 46 days, 48 games will be contested in total. According to Cricinfo, in addition to Ahmedabad, matches will also be held in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamsala, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore, Rajkot, and Mumbai.

However, the schedule of the event has not yet been released by the International Cricket Council, which is the sport's governing authority worldwide. The ICC typically releases the timetables at This time, however, it has been awaiting the BCCI to receive the required approvals from the Indian government on two matters, namely tax exemptions and visas for the Pakistani squad. Since early 2013, Pakistan has not played in India outside of ICC competitions.

The BCCI promised the International Cricket Council (ICC) that the Indian government will approve visas for the Pakistani squad at the ICC's quarterly meetings, which were held in Dubai earlier this month. Since India and Pakistan's relationship has deteriorated recently, no squad is competing for a bilateral trophy.

In accordance with ICC regulations, the country holding a tournament must obtain tax exemption from the government. However, the Indian government imposes a 21.84 percent tax surcharge on broadcast income and does not allow for any exemptions.

The BCCI was reportedly negotiating to reduce the tax surcharge percentage from its initial demand of 21.84 percent to 10.92 percent in October of last year, according to the news outlet PTI. According to the report, if the central government follows through on its decision to impose a 21.84 per cent tax surcharge on the ICC's broadcast income from the 2023 ODI World Cup, the BCCI could suffer a loss of around Rs 955 crore.

In 2011, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and India all worked together to organize the World Cup. India defeated Sri Lanka by six runs in the final, which was held at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. Previously, the tournament was co-hosted by India in 1987 and 1996.

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