ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Schedule Announced
The International Cricket Council (ICC) officially declared the schedule for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 during a prestigious ‘Countdown to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023‘ event in Mumbai.
This grand tournament will feature ten teams, making it the largest Cricket World Cup. The matches will occur across ten venues from 5th October to 19th November. The opening match and the final will be held at the esteemed Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Among the other nine venues, we have Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamsala, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Pune. Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram will join Hyderabad in hosting the practice games.
The tournament will commence with an eagerly anticipated clash between defending champions England and New Zealand, the finalists of the 2019 World Cup, in Ahmedabad. In another captivating match, India’s host nation will face five-time winners Australia in Chennai on 8th October.
Ahmedabad will also witness intense battles between arch-rivals India and Pakistan on the 15th of October and Australia and England on the 4th of November.
Eight teams have earned their spot in this 46-day event through the Cricket World Cup Super League, while the final two positions will be filled by the finalists of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, which will be held in Zimbabwe.
The tournament will maintain the round-robin format from the previous edition, with all teams competing against each other in a total of 45 league matches.
Six-day matches will start at 10:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST), while all other matches, including the knockout stages, will be day-night fixtures beginning at 2:00 PM IST.
The top four teams will advance to the semifinals, which will be held in Mumbai on 15th November and Kolkata on 16th November. Both the semifinals and the final will have reserve days.
Geoff Allardice, the Chief Executive of the ICC, expressed his delight, stating, “We are pleased to unveil the schedule for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, marking a momentous occasion leading up to this global event.
We anticipate the participation of hundreds of millions of fans worldwide, making it the greatest Men’s Cricket World Cup ever. We expect a unique and electric atmosphere in India, culminating in the victorious team lifting the trophy at Ahmedabad’s world’s largest cricket stadium.”
Jay Shah, the Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), commented, “It is an immense honor and source of pride for us to host the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup across various cities in India, thereby showcasing the rich diversity of our country.
The passion and enthusiasm for cricket in India are unparalleled.
Both local and international fans are eagerly looking forward to the tournament’s return to India, especially after our team became the first to lift the trophy on home soil in 2011. I extend my best wishes to all the participating teams, and I eagerly anticipate hosting another thrilling tournament.”
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Schedule: Venues And Dates
|England vs New Zealand||October 5||Ahmedabad|
|Pakistan vs Qualifier 1||October 6||Hyderabad|
|Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||October 7||Dharamsala|
|South Africa vs Qualifier 2||October 7||Delhi|
|India vs Australia||October 8||Chennai|
|New Zealand vs Qualifier 1||October 9||Hyderabad|
|England vs Bangladesh||October 10||Dharamsala|
|India vs Afghanistan||October 11||Delhi|
|Pakistan vs Qualifier 2||October 12||Hyderabad|
|Australia vs South Africa||October 13||Lucknow|
|England vs Afghanistan||October 14||Delhi|
|New Zealand vs Bangladesh||October 14||Chennai|
|India vs Pakistan||October 15||Ahmedabad|
|Australia vs Qualifier 2||October 16||Lucknow|
|South Africa vs Qualifier 1||October 17||Dharamsala|
|New Zealand vs Afghanistan||October 18||Chennai|
|India vs Bangladesh||October 19||Pune|
|Australia vs Pakistan||October 20||Bengaluru|
|England vs South Africa||October 21||Mumbai|
|Qualifier 1 vs Qualifier 2||October 21||Lucknow|
|India vs New Zealand||October 22||Dharamsala|
|Pakistan vs Afghanistan||October 23||Chennai|
|South Africa vs Bangladesh||October 24||Mumbai|
|Australia vs Qualifier 1||October 25||Delhi|
|England vs Qualifier 2||October 26||Bengaluru|
|Pakistan vs South Africa||October 27||Chennai|
|Qualifier 1 vs Bangladesh||October 28||Kolkata|
|Australia vs New Zealand||October 28||Dharamsala|
|India vs England||October 29||Lucknow|
|Afghanistan vs Qualifier 2||October 30||Pune|
|Pakistan vs Bangladesh||October 31||Kolkata|
|New Zealand vs South Africa||November 1||Pune|
|India vs Qualifier 2||November 2||Mumbai|
|Qualifier 1 vs Afghanistan||November 3||Lucknow|
|England vs Australia||November 4||Ahmedabad|
|New Zealand vs Pakistan||November 4||Bengaluru|
|India vs South Africa||November 5||Kolkata|
|Bangladesh vs Qualifier 2||November 6||Delhi|
|Australia vs Afghanistan||November 7||Mumbai|
|England vs Qualifier 1||November 8||Pune|
|New Zealand vs Qualifier 2||November 9||Bengaluru|
|South Africa vs Afghanistan||November 10||Ahmedabad|
|India vs Qualifier 1||November 11||Bengaluru|
|England vs Pakistan||November 12||Kolkata|
|Australia vs Bangladesh||November 12||Pune|
|Semifinal 1||November 15||Mumbai|
|Semifinal 2||November 16||Kolkata|
When and where will the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 occur?
The tournament will be held from 5th October to 19th November 2023 across ten venues in India, including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamsala, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Pune.
How many teams will participate in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023?
A total of ten teams will feature in the tournament, making it the largest Cricket World Cup ever.
Which teams will play the opening match?
The opening match will be played between defending champions England and New Zealand, the finalists of the 2019 World Cup, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
What is the format of the tournament?
The tournament will follow a round-robin format, with all teams playing against each other in 45 league matches. The top four teams will qualify for the semifinals.
What time will the matches start?
Day matches will commence at 10:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST), while all other matches, including the knockouts, will be day-night fixtures starting at 2:00 PM IST.
Where can I find the complete schedule of matches?
The schedule for all matches can be obtained from the official website of the International Cricket Council (ICC) or through various sports news platforms.
How can I purchase ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 tickets?
Ticket information and sales details will be available on the official website of the ICC and the respective ticketing platforms appointed for the tournament.
Will there be reserve days for the semifinals and final?
Yes, both the semifinals and the final will have reserve days to accommodate any disruptions due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Can I watch the matches on television or online?
Yes, the matches will be broadcasted on various television channels and live-streamed online. Details regarding broadcasting rights and platforms will be announced closer to the tournament.
What is the significance of hosting the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup in India?
India, known for its passionate cricket fans and rich cricketing heritage, is honored to host the tournament. It will showcase the country's diversity and create a unique and electric atmosphere for players and fans.
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