This change was implemented to allow Pakistan a few days of preparation before their high-stakes encounter against India, which was shifted to October 14 from the previously scheduled date of October 15.

A representative from the HCA stated, "We comprehend that BCCI's vice-president, Mr. Rajeev Shukla, has already issued a statement. We have been informed that making a last-minute alteration is challenging, and we are striving to make arrangements for the orderly execution of the matches. We have conferred with the city's police commissioner, and he has reassured us of full assistance."

Pakistan, an eager participant in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, is slated to kick off their campaign against the Netherlands on Friday, October 6, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium. 

The team will then face Sri Lanka at the same venue four days later. The stadium will also host the clash between New Zealand and the Netherlands on Monday, October 9.

As the countdown to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 continues, fans and stakeholders eagerly anticipate the cricketing extravaganza that promises riveting matches and unforgettable moments on the field.