ICC World Cup 2023: Schedule, Venue &; More

ICC World Cup 2023

The countdown to the ICC World Cup 2023 has officially begun as the best cricket teams from around the world will battle it out for the ultimate prize. The 13th edition of the World Cup will be hosted by India this year, and fans can expect a thrilling event with top-quality cricket and most likely several historic moments. Graana.com shares all the details about the event schedule, venues, and teams participating in this mega event below. 

 

History of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup

 

Men's Cricket World Cup 2023

 

The first edition of the Cricket World Cup took place in 1975 in England. India has a long history with the tournament, having previously co-hosted the event in 1987, 1996, and 2011. This will be the first time that India is the sole host of the Cricket World Cup.

England will be the defending champions heading into the 2023 tournament, having won the trophy on home soil in 2019 with a victory over New Zealand in the final at Lord’s.

Australia has been the most successful team in the history of the tournament, winning the title 5 times. The West Indies and India have also won the tournament twice, while Pakistan and Sri Lanka have won it once each.

 

Qualification Process

With a talented group of teams set to compete in the 2023 Cricket World Cup, it promises to be an exciting and highly competitive tournament. It is scheduled to take place from October to November 2023. A total of 10 teams will compete for the trophy, with the tournament following a similar format to the 2019 edition in England and Wales.

The qualification process will be through the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League 2020-23, with the top seven teams in the CWCSL table, along with host nation India, gaining direct entry into the tournament.

The remaining five teams on the CWCSL table, along with the top three teams from the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 and the top two teams from the 2023 World Cup Qualifier Play-off, will then compete in the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier to determine the final two teams to qualify for the tournament.

The teams will play a round-robin stage, with each team facing off against the other nine teams once. A victory in a match will earn a team two points, while a no-result will give both teams one point. At the end of the round-robin stage, the top four teams will advance to the semi-finals, with the winners of those matches facing off in the final to determine the champion.

 

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Schedule

 

ICC World Cup 2023 Trophy

 

The schedule of this main event hasn’t been announced yet, while those of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League and League 2 have been announced.

 

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League

Men's ICC Challenge League

 

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League is a two-and-a-half-year competition featuring 12 teams vying for a spot in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. They are divided into two groups, A and B, each consisting of six teams that will play 15 matches over two years.

Group A includes Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Singapore, Qatar, and Vanuatu, while group B comprises Bermuda, Hong Kong, Italy, Jersey, Kenya, and Uganda. 

The top team in each league at the end of the competition will earn a place in the Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-Off in 2023, along with the bottom four teams from Men’s CWC League 2. The top two teams from the Play-Off will have a chance to compete in the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India.

The Challenge League took place from 2019 to 2021 with Canada and Jersey qualifying for the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-off.

 

League A

Pos Team Pld W L T NR Pts NRR Qualification
1 Canada 15 13 1 0 1 27 2.563 Qualification for the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-off
2 Denmark 15 8 6 0 1 17 0.573
3 Qatar 15 8 6 0 1 17 −0.369
4 Singapore 15 7 8 0 0 14 −0.061
5 Malaysia 15 4 11 0 0 8 −1.058 Qualification for the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge Play-off
6 Vanuatu 15 3 11 0 1 7 −1.365

 

League B

Pos Team Pld W L T NR Pts NRR Qualification
1 Jersey 15 11 4 0 0 22 1.541 Advanced to the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-off
2 Uganda 15 11 4 0 0 22 1.062
3 Hong Kong 15 9 5 0 1 19 0.548
4 Kenya 15 7 7 0 1 15 0.188
5 Italy 15 5 9 0 1 11 −0.626 Qualification for the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge Play-off
6 Bermuda 15 0 14 0 1 1 −3.192

 

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 is a two-and-a-half-year competition featuring seven teams that are just a couple of steps away from the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. League 2, which is one tier below the Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, will consist of 21 tri-series and involve 36 One Day Internationals (ODI) for each team, including Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. 

A total of 126 matches will be played from August 2019 to February 2023, with the top three teams qualifying for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2022.

The bottom four teams will drop into the Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-Off 2022, a repechage event, along with the winner of Challenge League A and B. The top two teams from the Play-Off will have a chance to participate in the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India.

 

Schedule of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2

Following is the complete schedule of the League 2 of the Men’s Cricket World Cup.

 

Host

Dates Participating Teams
Oman March 2021 Oman, USA, Nepal
PNG April 2021 PNG, Oman, Scotland
PNG May 2021 PNG, USA, Namibia
Scotland July 2021 Scotland, Nepal, Namibia
USA August 2021 USA, Scotland, UAE
Namibia TBC Namibia, Oman, UAE
UAE December 2021 UAE, Namibia, Oman
Nepal February 2022 Nepal, UAE, PNG
Namibia April 2022 Namibia, Nepal, Scotland
Scotland June 2022 Scotland, UAE, USA
USA July 2022 USA, Nepal, Oman
Namibia TBC Namibia, PNG, USA
PNG October 2022 PNG, UAE, Nepal
Oman 22 November – 2 December 2022 Oman, Scotland, PNG
Nepal February 2023 Nepal, Namibia, Scotland
UAE February 2023 UAE, PNG, Nep

 

ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings

 

Men's fifty overs World Cup

 

The ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings is a system that ranks international ODI cricket teams based on their performance.

After every ODI match, the teams receive points based on a specific formula, which are then divided by the number of matches played to determine their rating.

The teams are categorized according to their rating, with the highest-rated team at the top.

 

POS Team Matches Points Rating
1 New Zealand 23 2,670 116
2 England 30 3,400 113
3 Australia 32 3,572 112
4 India 38 4,098 108
5 Pakistan 22 2,354 107
6 South Africa 24 2,392 100
7 Bangladesh 33 3,129 95
8 Sri Lanka 31 2,800 90
9 Afghanistan 20 1,419 71
10 West Indies 41 2,902 71
11 Ireland 23 1,214 53
12 Scotland 31 1,459 47
13 Zimbabwe 26 1,098 42
14 Namibia 26 971 37
15 Netherlands 21 673 32
16 Oman 30 919 31
17 UAE 25 693 28
18 United States 31 821 26
19 Nepal 28 456 16
20 Papua New Guinea 30 128 4

 

Conclusion

The tournament is expected to be a closely contested event, and fans can anticipate some high-scoring matches, as well as some nail-biting finishes. 

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