ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Likely To Start On October 5, Final To Take Place In Ahmedabad: Report. India will host the 13th edition of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. This will be the first time the tournament is held entirely in India; before that India hosted ODI World Cup three times along with other Asian countries. England is defending champions as they won the previous edition of the ODI World Cup in 2019 at home.
ODI World Cup 2023 Qualification
In the World Cup 2023, 10 teams will compete with each other to win the silverware. There will be 48 games in the tournament including three knockout games. The top seven teams in ICC Cricket World Cup Super League will qualify for the World Cup 2023. The hosts (India) of the tournament by default qualify for the tournament. Rest two teams will be decided by the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers.
Dates, Duration And Venues Of ODI World Cup 2023
According to Espncricino report the tournament will begin on October 5 and the final will be played on November 19. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have finalised 12 venues for the tournament. Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Dharamsala, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Indore and Rajkot will be venues for matches in the ODI World Cup 2023.
The final of the ODI world cup 2023 will likely be held at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, which is the biggest cricket stadium in the world. Mohali, Pune, and Nagpur are the major cities missing out on hosting any World Cup game.
Rohit Sharma-led Indian team will be eager to clinch the World title this year, as they didn’t win any ICC tournament after winning the Champions Trophy back in 2013.
BCCI Yet To Announce ODI World Cup 2023 Schedule
According to the plan of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the schedule of the tournament should have been announced a year before the tournament. However, BCCI didn’t announce the complete schedule till now due to some issues like visa clearance for the Pakistan team and tax exemption.
Due to strained relations between India and Pakistan, India didn’t play any bilateral series against Pakistan. However, India normally play against Pakistan in global tournaments. BCCI has promised ICC that the Pakistan team will receive a visa for the tournament.
In addition to this, ICC seeks an update from BCCI on getting tax exemption from the Indian government. After these formalities, BCCI will release the complete schedule of the ODI World Cup 2023.