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Pakistan women to play World Cup in Cuttack

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Updated: Friday, January 18, 2013, 17:22 [IST]
 
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Pakistan women to play WC in Cuttack

Bangalore, Jan 18: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced that the ICC Women's World Cup 2013 will be held in two cities in India - with Mumbai still hosting the majority of games and some group and super six matches being re-located to the Odisha city of Cuttack.

The move comes after threats and protests against Pakistan women's cricket team. Pakistan will now play in Cuttack. Earlier, the entire tournament was scheduled to be held in Mumbai.

The full schedule of matches will be announced at the official launch of the tournament to be held in Mumbai on Monday 21 January 2013, ICC said in a report published on its website on Friday.

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said today: "I am grateful for all the support ICC have received from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) during a difficult situation, which was not of cricket's making. We are also indebted to the Odisha Cricket Association for making two excellent grounds available at such short notice.

"We also wish to thank the competing teams and Member Boards for their co-operation and allowing both the ICC and BCCI the opportunity to explore the complicated logistics so that we can ensure that this event takes place on the dates scheduled in India."

The eight-team ICC Women's World Cup will be held from January 31 to February 17.

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Story first published:  Friday, January 18, 2013, 17:16 [IST]

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