The Indian cricket team arrived in Guwahati this evening ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup that kicks off on October 5.
The Indian team arrived at the Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport to a rousing reception and they were taken to the Radisson Blu Hotel where they will be staying for the warm-up games.
The Indian team will play their first warm-up game against England in Guwahati on September 30.
It may be mentioned that yesterday, the Sri Lankan and Bangladesh teams arrived in the city for the warm-up matches and are currently staying at the Vivanta Hotel in Khanapara.
Notably, Guwahati will host four warm-up matches ahead of the World Cup.
Guwahati’s Barsapara Stadium was snubbed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from hosting a World Cup 2023 match when the ICC announced the schedule for the tournament to be held in India back in the month of June.
According to ICC’s schedule, Guwahati’s Barsapara Stadium will see four warm-up matches starting from September 29 and going on till October 3.
On September 29, Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka in the first warm-up match, followed by India hosting England in the second warm-up match on September 30.
This will be followed by the third match on October 2 which will be played between England and Bangladesh, while the fourth and final warm-up match in Guwahati will see Afghanistan face-off against Sri Lanka.
All 10 participating teams in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will each play two official 50-over contests during the week leading up to the start of the World Cup on October 5, with matches to be held in three different cities across India, the ICC announced.