The ICC World Cup 2023 is the biggest championship for men’s One Day International cricket. It’s run by the International Cricket Council (ICC). This tournament is the world’s fourth biggest sporting event, and many people watch it. According to the ICC, it’s the most important tournament in cricket. The first Cricket World Cup was in England in 1975.
In the Cricket World Cup finals, all ten big cricket-playing countries compete, and some other countries can join if they qualify through the World Cup Qualifier. Australia has been the best, winning four times. The West Indies and India have won two times each, and Pakistan and Sri Lanka have won once each.
Overview: ICC World Cup 2023
India will host the Cricket World Cup 2023, which will begin on October 5. There will be a total of 48 matches, including four quarter-finals, two semi-finals, and a final in November. Ten teams will play nine matches each.
|Administrator||International Cricket Council|
|Cricket Format||One Day International|
|Selection Procedure||Round-Robin and Knockout|
|Opening Match||5 October 2023|
|Semi Final 1||15 November 2023|
|Semi Final 2||16 November 2023|
|Final Match||19 November 2023|
|Total Matches played||48|
Host, Venues and Stadiums
India will host the 2023 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup from October 5 to November 19, 2023. The tournament will be played in 10 cities across India, including Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Dharamsala, Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Pune, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Kolkata. The warm-up matches will be played in Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram, and Hyderabad from September 29 to October 3.
|Chennai||MA Chidambaram Stadium|
|New Delhi||Arun Jaitley Stadium|
|Hyderabad||Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium|
|Ahmedabad||Narendra Modi Stadium|
|Bangalore||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium|
Teams Playing in the ICC World Cup
The 2023 Cricket World Cup qualification allowed cricket teams to earn a spot in the 2023 Cricket World Cup. 32 countries were competing, and only 10 could make it to the World Cup. They split these 32 teams into three groups: Super League, League 2, and Challenge League. Depending on how well they did in these groups, teams could either go directly to the World Cup, get eliminated from qualifying, or go to other tournaments to try and qualify. These tournaments also decided which teams moved up or down between the groups.
To decide which group each team belonged to, they looked at things like their membership status in the ICC, their ODI status, and their rank from the 2017-2019 ICC World Cricket League. After all the consideration, 10 teams qualify for the World Cup.
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- West Indies
- Sri Lanka
In the 2023 Cricket World Cup, there will be 10 teams that will play against each other in the group stage. They will have a total of 45 matches. The schedule for this tournament was announced on June 27.
To enter the World Cup, the best seven teams out of the 13, plus India as the host country, will get in directly. The other five teams and five Associate teams will have to compete in the ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifier. From there, only two teams will make it to the final tournament.
|5 October||England vs New Zealand||Ahmedabad||1: 30 PM|
|6 October||Pakistan vs Netherlands||Hyderabad||1: 30 PM|
|7 October||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||Dharamsala||10:00 AM|
|7 October||South Africa vs Sri Lanka||Delhi||1: 30 PM|
|8 October||India vs Australia||Chennai||1: 30 PM|
|9 October||New Zealand vs Netherlands||Hyderabad||1: 30 PM|
|10 October||England vs Bangladesh||Dharamsala||10:00 AM|
|10 October||Pakistan vs Sri Lanka||Hyderabad||1: 30 PM|
|11 October||India vs Afghanistan||Delhi||1: 30 PM|
|12 October||Pakistan vs Sri Lanka||Hyderabad||1: 30 PM|
|12 October||Australia vs South Africa||Lucknow||1: 30 PM|
|13 October||New Zealand vs Bangladesh||Chennai||1: 30 PM|
|14 October||India vs Pakistan||Ahmedabad||1: 30 PM|
|15 October||England vs Afghanistan||Delhi||1: 30 PM|
|16 October||Australia vs Sri Lanka||Lucknow||1: 30 PM|
|17 October||South Africa vs Netherlands||Dharamsala||1: 30 PM|
|18 October||New Zealand vs Afghanistan||Chennai||1: 30 PM|
|19 October||India vs Bangladesh||Pune||1: 30 PM|
|20 October||Australia vs Pakistan||Bengaluru||1: 30 PM|
|21 October||England vs South Africa||Mumbai||10:00 AM|
|21 October||Netherlands vs Sri Lanka||Lucknow||1: 30 PM|
|22 October||India vs New Zealand||Dharamsala||1: 30 PM|
|23 October||Pakistan vs Afghanistan||Chennai||1: 30 PM|
|24 October||South Africa vs Bangladesh||Mumbai||1: 30 PM|
|25 October||Australia vs Netherlands||Delhi||1: 30 PM|
|26 October||England vs Sri Lanka||Bengaluru||1: 30 PM|
|27 October||Pakistan vs South Africa||Chennai||1: 30 Pm|
|28 October||Netherlands vs Bangladesh||Kolkata||10:00 AM|
|28 October||Australia vs New Zealand||Dharamsala||1: 30 PM|
|29 October||India vs England||Lucknow||1: 30 PM|
|30 October||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||Pune||1: 30 PM|
|31 October||Pakistan vs Bangladesh||Kolkata||1: 30 PM|
|1 November||New Zealand vs South Africa||Pune||1: 30 PM|
|2 November||India vs Sri Lanka||Mumbai||1: 30 PM|
|3 November||Netherlands vs Afghanistan||Lucknow||1: 30 PM|
|4 November||England vs Australia||Ahmedabad||10:00 AM|
|4 November||New Zealand vs Pakistan||Bengaluru||1: 30 PM|
|5 November||India vs South Africa||Kolkata||1: 30 PM|
|6 November||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||Delhi||1: 30 PM|
|7 November||Australia vs Afghanistan||Mumbai||1: 30 PM|
|8 November||England vs Netherlands||Pune||1: 30 PM|
|9 November||New Zealand vs Sri Lanka||Bengaluru||1: 30 PM|
|10 November||South Africa vs Afghanistan||Ahmedabad||1: 30 PM|
|11 November||Australia vs Bangladesh||Pune||1: 30 PM|
|11 November||England vs. Pakistan||Kolkata||10:00 AM|
|12 November||India v Netherlands||Bengaluru||1: 30 PM|
|15 November||Semifinal 1||Mumbai||1: 30 PM|
|16 November||Semifinal 2||Kolkata||1: 30 PM|
|19 November||Finals||Ahmedabad||1: 30 PM|
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When will Cricket World Cup 2023 begin?
ICC World Cup 2023 will begin on October 5, 2023. The initial match will be between England and New Zealand, which will be played in Ahmedabad, India, at 1.30 pm.
Where is the ICC 2023 World Cup schedule?
World Cup 2023 will be solely scheduled in different cities of India. You can check the whole schedule in this blog.
Which stadiums will host the 2023 World Cup?
Stadiums where the World Cup will held include, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Arun Jaitley Stadium, Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Wankhede Stadium, Eden Gardens, Narendra Modi Stadium, HPCA Stadium, Ekana Stadium, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, and MCA Stadium.
How many teams will participate in the 2023 tournament this year?
Ten teams will participate in the ICC World Cup 2023, including England, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Netherlands, West Indies, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.