India to take on arch-rivals Pakistan ICC World Cup 2019 on June 16.
Face-off! India will play their first match of the ICC World Cup 2019 by confronting South Africa on June 4. The competition commences on May 30. The 2019 World Cup will be held in the UK from May 30 to July 14 and India will begin on June 5 as the BCCI should keep up an obligatory 15-day hole between the IPL last and worldwide task according to the Lodha Committee suggestions.
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The matter was discussed amid the ICC Chief Executives Meeting.
"The 2019 IPL will be played between March 29 and May 19. But we need to maintain a 15-day gap and World Cup starts on May 30. Therefore as per a 15-day gap, we could have only played on June 5. Earlier, we were scheduled to start on June 2 but we couldn't have played on that day"
The clash India versus Pakistan conflict will happen on June 16, and that is destined to be India's fourth round of the competition. The arrangement will be same for ICC World Cup 2019 that seen during the 1992 World Cup, where all groups will play each other in the round-robin phase before the main four teams reach to the semi-finals.
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