Pakistan Set to Host Seniors Over 40 World Cup
Age-based tournaments have been held at various times since the inception of cricket. The list includes the Youth World Cup, the T20 World Cup, the ODI World Cup and the Asia Cup, but has never hosted a World Cup with older cricketers. This time Pakistan Set to Host the World Cup for seniors age over 40. No cricketer under the age of forty can play in this tournament.
The inaugural session will be held in September 2023. The game will run from September 23 to October 6. All the matches will be in Karachi. This was stated by Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association (PVCA) Chairman Fawad Ijaz Khan. Fawad Ijaz Khan hopes that top Pakistani players like Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez and Younis Khan will also play for Pakistan. According to him, Pakistan will be the favorite to win the title.
Regarding the World Cup for the seniors, Fawad said, “The steering committee of the 40/50 overs World Cup has decided to give Pakistan the responsibility of hosting the inaugural edition of the Forties Cricket World Cup.” Recalling that it was an honor for the country to host the event for the first time, he said, “Other countries were competing to host the tournament. It is a great honor for Pakistan to have the right to host.
It is learned that apart from Pakistan, several other countries are likely to participate in the event. These include Australia, England, India, New Zealand, the West Indies, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Canada, the United States, Zimbabwe, Wales, Namibia and the United Arab Emirates.
According to the PVCA statement, 45 overs will be played in each innings. Some matches will be day and night. The matches of Pakistan including the semi-finals and finals of the event will be telecast live on TV. Fawad hopes the seniors’ World Cup will be a success.