The warm-up match of the upcoming ODI Globe Cup in between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played behind closed doors. This choice was taken as the Hyderabad City Police expressed their inability to deliver sufficient safety for the match. The match is scheduled for September 29, a day right after two big festivals in the city that would involve mass gatherings. Due to late-evening processions and possible safety issues, nearby police are unable to deliver safety for a match of this magnitude.
Despite the fact that there will be no spectators present, each teams will nonetheless have complete safety throughout their keep and transit to the stadium. The Board of Handle for Cricket in India (BCCI) will perform with the stage association and their ticketing partners to arrange refunds for spectators who have currently bought tickets. This news will certainly disappoint the cricket fans in Hyderabad.
In addition to the warm-up match, Hyderabad is also hosting 3 group matches in the Globe Cup. Having said that, none of these matches involve India, adding to the disappointment for nearby cricket fans. The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has also requested a modify in the schedule for the two matches primarily based on safety info from the nearby police. Despite the fact that it was not doable to modify the date, the safety authorities granted the request.
Pakistan will play a total of 4 matches in Hyderabad, like two warm-up matches and two group matches, out of their eleven matches in the Globe Cup. As the match in between Pakistan and New Zealand is becoming played behind closed doors, fans will have to wait for the group matches to assistance their favored teams.