The International Cricket Council (ICC) has officially announced the schedule for the much-anticipated Men’s ODI World Cup 2023. The tournament is set to take place in India from October 5 to November 19, 2023. The announcement was made on June 27, 2023, at an event in Mumbai, marking a 100-day countdown to the opening match.
The tournament will kick off with a match between the finalists of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, New Zealand and England, at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The group stage matches will continue until November 4, with the semi-finals scheduled for November 15 and 16 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and Eden Gardens in Kolkata, respectively. The grand finale will be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 19.
ICC ODI World Cup 2023
The ten teams participating in the tournament include India, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. As per ICC guidelines, all teams were required to announce their final 15-member squad by September 28. Any changes post this deadline would require the ICC’s permission.
The tournament will feature several high-stakes matches and intense rivalries. Notably, the match between India and Pakistan, always a highlight of any cricket tournament, has been rescheduled by the ICC. Other notable matches include England vs Australia, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, and India vs South Africa.
ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Schedule
The World Cup will be hosted across ten different stadiums in India, including the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Eden Gardens in Kolkata, and the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This will be the first time that the Men’s Cricket World Cup is hosted solely by India, having co-hosted the event in 1987, 1996, and 2011.
The 2023 edition of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup promises to be a thrilling event, with the world’s top cricketing nations battling it out for the prestigious title. Cricket fans worldwide are eagerly awaiting the start of the tournament, ready to cheer on their favorite teams and players.