Pune Gears Up to Host Five Matches in the Upcoming ODI Cricket World Cup 2023

The eagerly awaited schedule for the ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 has been officially announced, revealing an exciting lineup of matches. Pune, one of the host cities, is all set to hold five matches at the iconic Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) ground in Gahunje, adding to the anticipation and excitement surrounding the tournament.

During a special ceremony held in Mumbai, the schedule was unveiled, with Ahmedabad chosen as the venue for both the opening and closing matches of the tournament. For Pune, this is a momentous occasion as it secures the opportunity to host multiple matches simultaneously. The city is making a remarkable comeback in the World Cup scenario, with the last match held here almost 27 years ago in 1996 at the Nehru Stadium, where West Indies and Kenya battled it out on February 29, 1996.

Rohit Pawar, the President of the Maharashtra Cricket Association, expressed his gratitude and excitement, stating, “Pune is thrilled to host five matches of the World Cup. I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the BCCI, ACC, and Jai Shah for granting us this opportunity. We are working tirelessly to ensure that the Gahunje stadium is in top-notch condition before the matches commence. Maintenance, repairs, and the completion of essential facilities such as parking and ticket counters will be finalized by the end of September.”

Pune, known for its passionate cricket enthusiasts, eagerly awaits the high-profile matches scheduled to take place at the MCA ground in Gahunje. Here is the schedule for the matches to be held in Pune:

  • October 19: India vs. Bangladesh
  • October 30: Afghanistan vs. Qualifier– 2
  • November 1: New Zealand vs. South Africa
  • November 8: England vs. Qualifier-1
  • November 12: Australia vs. Bangladesh

As the city prepares to host these thrilling matches, cricket fans in Pune are buzzing with anticipation. The matches promise to deliver intense battles and memorable cricketing moments that will be etched in the minds of spectators and fans alike.

With Pune solidifying its position as a prominent host city for the World Cup, cricket enthusiasts from around the world eagerly await the tournament’s commencement. The countdown has begun, and all eyes are now focused on the first match in Ahmedabad, which will kick off this spectacular event.

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