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Is Jammu and Kashmir Set to Host an International Match After 37 Years in ICC World Cup 2023?

A media report and many social media users claimed that the stadium in Jammu and Kashmir will be hosting a match in the ICC World Cup 2023, which is scheduled to take place later in India.

India is set to host the ICC ODI World Cup later this year, and the buzz has already begun for it. It would certainly be a spectacle as the Men in Blue hope to reclaim the title for the first time after winning it back in 2011.

However, a report emerged online claiming that the Sher-e-Kashmir stadium in Jammu and Kashmir is set to host a match in the tournament. The article published by a reputed news portal in Jammu and Kashmir, claimed that the venue would get to witness the first international match in 37 years.

Reports also started doing the rounds on social media, where many, including some influencers on Twitter and Facebook claimed to be a piece of big news for the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. However, the truth was out soon, with several users claiming it to be false.

It had all started with a poster by ‘Sports Gully’, in which it was written that BCCI has the option of hosting 48 World Cup games in as many venues across the country and many mistook it, concluding that the Sher-e-Kashmir stadium to be one of the venues for a match in the premier tournament. Sports Gully shared it on Facebook with the caption, “There are so many Cricket Stadiums in India that BCCI can host each game of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at a new venue.”

The report was later taken down by the news outlet, with the news outlet also issuing an apology for the error.

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