By India Today Sports Desk: BCCI secretary Jay Shah has revealed that the venues for the ODI World Cup will be revealed during the World Test Championship final between India and Australia in London. The schedule will also be revealed at a media event during the World Test Championships, which will be held at The Oval from June 7 to June 12.
Jay Shah's remarks on the World Cup schedule came after the conclusion of the Board's Special General Meeting (SGM) on Saturday in Ahmedabad. A decision on the Asia Cup 2023, which will be held before the World Cup, will also be made in the coming days, as representatives from some Asian Cricket Council members are in town for the IPL final, which will be played on Sunday between the Chennai Super Kings and the Gujarat Titans.
"The venues for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will be decided at a press conference during the ICC World Test Championship Final. The complete schedule for the tournament will also be revealed," Shah said.
"The future of the Asia Cup 2023 will be decided once we have a meeting with the ACC members (Test-playing nations) and the Associate nations," Shah added.
The BCCI secretary stated that 15 stadiums have been shortlisted for improvements in basic facilities for fans, with more stadiums being added at a later stage. Grant Thornton has been tasked with this task.
In addition, the BCCI will announce specific committees in a week to handle the 2023 World Cup in India and the Women's Premier League, as well as a committee to draught the POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment) policy.
Shah informed, "As far as the venues for the ICC Cricket World Cup are concerned, each office-bearer will be responsible for each venue. We are looking at all the metros as venues for the tournament."
"We will create a committee to structure the POSH policy. The draft is ready, it will be presented before the AGM for ratification and necessary approvals," he added.
Furthermore, the proposed limited-overs series between India and Afghanistan will take place prior to the World Cup, but the dates and venues have yet to be determined.
Shah went on to say that the impact player rule in this IPL has been well received by all teams and players, resulting in a record number of totals in excess of 200, with boundaries and sixes also exceeding 1,000 and 2,000.
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