Gulf Today (UAE) – Kolkata: In a bid to maintain the Lodha Committee recommendation, which says a mandatory 15-day gap is required between the Indian Premier League (IPL) final and any international match, India will have to open their 2019 ICC World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5, 2019.

Summary

  • Kolkata: In a bid to maintain the Lodha Committee recommendation, which says a mandatory 15-day gap is required between the Indian Premier League (IPL) final and any international match, India will have to open their 2019 ICC World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5, 2019.
  • At the ICC Chief Executives Meeting in Kolkata on Tuesday, it was decided that Virat Kohli and Co.
  • India will take on Pakistan in a big-ticket clash on June 16 at Old Trafford.
  • Cut to 10 teams from 14, the World Cup — being held in England and Wales this year from May 30-July 14 — will be in round-robin format where every team which play each other.
  • Meanwhile, it was also decided that India will play a maximum of 309 days of international cricket in this cycle across formats which is a reduction of 92 days from the previous cycle.

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