Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

BCCI and ICC have been handed a major headache with another request for a change in the upcoming ODI World Cup to be played in India.

As per reports, Hyderabad Police raised a concern over security with the revised World Cup schedule leaving Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium to host back-to-back matches. The venue will host New Zealand-Netherlands tie on October 9. It will be followed by the match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on the very next day. The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has sent an official request to the BCCI to increase the gap between the two matches.

The development happened just over a week since ICC announced major changes to the schedule of the mega event, making as many as nine changes, including that of the blockbuster tie between hosts India and Pakistan.

HCA has informed that back-to-back World Cup matches will lead to inadequate security for the Pakistan game.

However, it is yet to be seen whether BCCI will respond to the request having recently made nine changes to the original World Cup owing to security issues in Ahmedabad and Kolkata.