ICC World Cup 2023 – The 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup will be the 13th edition of the Cricket World Cup, a quadrennial One Day International (ODI) cricket tournament organised by the International Cricket Council and contested by men’s national teams (ICC). It will be held entirely in India from 5 October to 19 November 2023, making it the first time the competition has been held entirely in India. Three previous editions – 1987, 1996, and 2011 – were partially hosted there. The tournament was originally scheduled to take place from 9 February to 26 March 2023; however, in July 2020, it was announced that the tournament would be moved to an October-November window due to the disruption of the qualification schedule caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The defending champions are England, who won the previous edition in 2019.
Cricket World Cup 2023 Overview
The 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup final will be held on November 19 at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, the world’s largest cricket stadium. The tournament will kick off on October 5, with 12 cities across India selected to host the event. The 10-team competition will be played over 46 days in the same format as the 2019 edition, with a total of 48 matches.
According to EspnCricinfo, the cities in contention to host the matches are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamsala, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore, Rajkot, and Mumbai. The venue details have yet to be officially confirmed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), with a confirmation yet to come due to the challenge of the country’s monsoon season.
The tournament will be held in India for the fourth time in 2023, but it will be the first time that it will be entirely hosted in India. The tournament was co-hosted by India and Pakistan in 1987, and Sri Lanka and Pakistan hosted the 1996 edition alongside India. India shared hosting rights with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in 2011. India will also host the tournament in 2031, but it will be co-hosted with Bangladesh.
ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule
The ICC usually announces World Cup schedules at least a year in advance, but this time it has also been waiting for the BCCI to obtain necessary clearances from the Indian government. This includes two critical issues: obtaining a tax exemption for the tournament and obtaining visa clearance for the Pakistan team, which has not played in India since early 2013, except at ICC events.
The BCCI is said to have assured the ICC’s quarterly meetings last weekend in Dubai that visas for the Pakistan contingent would be cleared by the Indian government.
Concerning the tax exemption issue, the BCCI is expected to provide the ICC with an update on the Indian government’s exact position soon. The tax exemption was part of the host agreement signed by the BCCI and the ICC in 2014, when India was awarded three men’s events: the 2016 T20 World Cup, the 2018 Champions Trophy (later changed to the 2021 T20 World Cup, which was moved to the UAE and Oman due to the pandemic), and the 2023 ODI World Cup. According to the agreement, the BCCI was “obligated” to assist the ICC (and all of its commercial partners involved in the tournament) in obtaining tax exemptions.
ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 Details
|Cricket Format:||One Day International|
|Selection Procedure:||Round-robin and Knockout|
|Opening Match:||05 October 2023|
|Final Match:||19 October 2023|
|Final Match Venue:||Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium|
|Total Matches Played:||48|
ICC World Cup 2023 Host
The ICC World Cup 2023 is set to be hosted by India. This will be the 13th edition of the prestigious cricket tournament, which will see the top cricketing nations from around the world compete for the coveted trophy. The tournament is scheduled to be held from 05 October 2023 to 19 November 2023, with matches being played across multiple venues in India. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has already started preparations for the event, and the participating teams will be eager to put their best foot forward to claim the World Cup title. With India being a cricket-crazy nation, the ICC World Cup 2023 is expected to be a grand spectacle, with millions of cricket fans eagerly waiting to cheer on their favorite teams.
ICC World Cup 2023 Teams
The following countries are already qualified for the 2023 World Cup: India, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, Pakistan, the West Indies, and New Zealand. The remaining teams, Sri Lanka, Ireland, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and the Netherlands, will compete in the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier, with two teams advancing to the World Cup.
ICC World Cup 2023 Venue Details
The ODI World Cup in 2023 is expected to begin on October 5 and end on November 19. ESPNcricinfo has also learned that the BCCI, the event’s host, has shortlisted at least a dozen venues, with the final set to take place at the world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad.
Apart from Ahmedabad, the list also includes Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamsala, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore, Rajkot, and Mumbai. Over the course of 46 days, the tournament will feature 48 matches, including three knockouts.
Aside from the title match, the BCCI has yet to announce any game venues or the two or three cities where teams will play warm-ups. The delay in finalising the venues is due to the complications caused by the monsoon season receding at various points across India.
ICC World Cup 2023 Tickets: Booking, Price
The tickets for the 2023 World Cup are expected to be available for purchase closer to the start of the tournament. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will announce details regarding the sale of tickets and the venues where the matches will be played. It is likely that tickets will be sold online and at various ticket counters across the host cities. Given the popularity of cricket in India and the excitement surrounding the World Cup, it is expected that there will be a high demand for tickets. Fans are advised to keep an eye out for updates regarding the sale of tickets and to book them as soon as they become available to avoid disappointment.