The ODI World Cup schedule has been announced. The ICC announced the World Cup schedule at a media briefing in Mumbai on Tuesday. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah and legendary Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan attended the event.
The 46-day Cricket Mahakumbh will begin on October 5 with the England-New Zealand match in Ahmedabad, while the final match will be played on November 19 at the Ahmedabad Stadium. Also, Asia’s biggest rivals India and Pakistan will face each other on October 15 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The World Cup could be played in 12 cities by 2023. Ahmedabad (Narendra Modi Stadium), Bengaluru (M Chinnaswamy Stadium), Chennai (MA Chidambaram Stadium), Delhi (Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium), Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium), Guwahati (Assam Cricket Association Stadium), Hyderabad (Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Uppal), Kolkata (Eden Gardens), Lucknow (Ekana Cricket Stadium), Indore (Holkar Stadium), Mumbai (Wankhede Stadium) and Rajkot (Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium).
The tournament will last for 46 days and will feature 48 matches including three knockouts. India is hosting the entire World Cup for the first time. Earlier, India has hosted this mega tournament with its neighboring countries.
This time 10 teams will participate in the World Cup. Hosts India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and England have qualified directly for the 2023 ODI World Cup. Now the remaining two teams will come from the qualifier round.