Hindu – India will open their 2019 World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5 instead of June 2 as the BCCI will have to maintain a mandatory 15-day gap between the IPL final and international assignments, as per the Lodha Committee recommendation.

Summary

  • India will open their 2019 World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5 instead of June 2 as the BCCI will have to maintain a mandatory 15-day gap between the IPL final and international assignments, as per the Lodha Committee recommendation.
  • But we need to maintain a 15-day gap and the World Cup starts on May 30.
  • It was also confirmed that India will not play any day/night Test match for now as it’s not a part of World Test Championship.
  • “All matches in ICC World Test Championship are day matches played with red ball.
  • If that’s the case, there is no point in playing pink ball Tests if it doesn’t help in preparation for World Test Championship,” he concluded.


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