Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, Schedule, Teams, Venue, Qualifying Matches, Format

Updated: October 13

The most expected cricket tournament ICC Men’s cricket world cup 2023 is scheduled to be held in India during October-November. This will be the first time when the entire tournament will be held in India.

This will be the 13th edition of this mega event. During the previous few editions, the tournament was held in collaboration with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh. In 2023, the matches will be held in the country which has the greatest number of Cricket followers across the globe.

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Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 FORMAT

The ICC men’s cricket world cup 2023 will feature 10 teams. 2020-2023 ICC world cup super league tournament will be the main route for qualification.  The top eight sides including the host (India) will qualify.

The remaining five teams, along with five Associate sides, will play in the 2023 cricket world cup qualifier which will be held from 18th June-9th July 2023. Apart from this, 2 more tournaments will be held to identify the final 10 teams. From these tournaments, the top 2 teams would eventually qualify for the mega event.

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ICC MEN’S CRICKET WORLD CUP 2023 QUALIFYING MATCHES

All the covid effected series that was scheduled to be held in 2020 has been re-scheduled for subsequent years till 2023.

There will be broadly 4 types of tournaments. These are Men’s cricket world league 2, the challenge league, Men’s cricket world cup qualifier, and ICC world cup super league tournament.

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The Men’s Cricket World League 2 ODIs will start on 19th March 2021 with Oman hosting the USA and Nepal in the sixth series of League 2. Six ODIs will be played in this men’s cricket world league 2 series with Oman currently placed at the top with 16 points and the United States with 12 points.

Total 96  matches will be played across the 14 series that are scheduled to be played in 2021 and 2022 respectively. The remaining 2 series will be played in early 2023.

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The Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League A will be played between 15 and 28 August 2021. Canada will be hosting the countries such as Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, and Vanuatu. Here a total of 15 matches will be played in the 2nd of the three Challenge League A events. Canada leads Singapore on the net-run rate in this group.

Challenge League B will be played between 1st and 14 September 2021 with Jersey hosting Bermuda, Hong Kong, Italy, Kenya, and Uganda. All these teams will compete against each other in 15 matches.

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Uganda is currently placed at the top with 10 points, followed by Hong Kong with seven. The final Challenge League B event has been slated to be held in February 2022 and Challenge league A for September 2022, with a total of 60 List-A matches to be played.

After the 21 tri-series scheduled in League 2 gets completed, the top 3 teams in the points table will book their place in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023. The bottom 4 teams in the points table after that stage will drop into the Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-Off 2023 and will be joined by the winner of Challenge League A and B.

The top 2 teams from the Play-Off will keep their hopes alive of participating in the marquee world cup 2023, by qualifying for the Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023.

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These two cricket leagues as discussed above will run simultaneously with the Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League which has started in July 2020. The hosts India and the other top 7 Super League teams will qualify automatically for the ICC Men’s cricket world cup 2023 scheduled to be held in India.

The bottom 5 teams from the Super League will play in the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier, joining the best three teams from League 2.

  • All these events before the ICC Men’s cricket world cup 2023 will play a key role in deciding the teams who would participate in the mega event. ICC has been very instrumental in giving ample opportunities to the non-permanent cricket-playing nations to showcase their talent and perform. This also gives a new dimension to the ICC to give this mega event its real worth.

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Given below is the ICC Men’s cricket world cup 2023 qualifying matches schedule :

EVENT NAMEHOST COUNTRYMATCH DATESTEAMS PARTICIPATING
ICC Men’s Cricket world cup League 2Oman19 – 28 March 2021Oman, USA, Nepal
ICC Men’s Cricket world cup League 2PNG14 – 24 April 2021PNG, Oman, Scotland
ICC Men’s Cricket world cup League 2PNG13 – 23 May 2021PNG, USA, Namibia
ICC Men’s Cricket world cup League 2ScotlandJuly 2021Scotland, Nepal, Namibia
ICC Men’s Cricket world cup League 2USAAugust 2021USA, Scotland, UAE
ICC Men’s Cricket world cup League 2NamibiaTBCNamibia, Oman, UAE
ICC Men’s Cricket world cup League 2UAEDecember 2021UAE, Namibia, Oman
ICC Men’s Cricket world cup League 2NepalFebruary 2022Nepal, UAE, PNG
ICC Men’s Cricket world cup League 2Namibia25 March – 5 April 2022Namibia, Nepal, Scotland
ICC Men’s Cricket world cup League 2ScotlandJune 2022Scotland, UAE, USA
ICC Men’s Cricket world cup League 2USAJuly 2022USA, Nepal, Oman
ICC Men’s Cricket world cup League 2NamibiaTBCNamibia, PNG, USA
ICC Men’s Cricket world cup League 2PNG22 September – 2 October 2022PNG, UAE, Nepal
ICC Men’s Cricket world cup League 2Oman22 November – 2 December 2022Oman, Scotland, PNG
ICC Men’s Cricket world cup League 2NepalFebruary 2023Nepal, Namibia, Scotland
ICC Men’s Cricket world cup League 2UAEFebruary 2023UAE, PNG, Nepal
ICC Men’s Cricket Challenge League ACanada15-28 August 2021Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, Vanuatu Islands.
ICC Men’s cricket Challenge League BJersey1-14 September 2021Bermuda, Hong Kong, Italy, Jersey, Kenya, Uganda
ICC Men’s cricket Challenge League BUgandaFebruary 2022Bermuda, Hong Kong, Italy, New Jersey, Kenya, Uganda
ICC Men’s cricket Challenge League AMalaysiaSeptember 2022Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, Vanuatu Islands.
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super LeagueVarious established countriesJuly 2020 – March 2023Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Zimbabwe
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-OffTo be announced2023The Bottom teams from Men’s cricket world cup League 2 x4 The Top teams from the cricket Challenge Leagues A and B x2
 World Cup QualifierZimbabwe18th  June – 9th  July 2023Bottom teams from world cup Super League x5 Top teams from Men’s CWC League 2 x3 Top teams from Men’s CWC Qualifier Play-Off x2
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023IndiaOctober – 26 November 2023India (the host country) Top teams from Men’s CWC Super League x7 Top teams from Men’s CWC Qualifier x2

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ICC MEN’S CRICKET WORLD CUP 2023 VENUE

The tournament will be played in India. The exact match venues would be decided by the ICC closer to the start of the tournament. Following cities could be the potential venue for the ICC Men’s cricket world cup 2023.

Ahmedabad

Bangalore

Chennai

Delhi

Mohali

Mumbai

Hyderabad

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ICC MEN’S CRICKET WORLD CUP WINNERS LIST

It was in the year 1975 that the first ICC Men’s cricket world cup started. Australia has won the maximum 5 world cup trophies to date. This is followed by India and West Indies who have clinched the trophy 2 times each. We have listed below the teams which have won the ICC Men’s cricket world cup in all the years:

YearHost CountryWinner CountryRunner-upFinal Result
1975England and WalesWest IndiesAustraliaWest Indies won by 17 runs
1979England and WalesWest IndiesEnglandWest Indies won by 92 runs
1983England and WalesIndiaWest IndiesIndia won by 43 runs
1987India and PakistanAustraliaEnglandAustralia won by 7 runs
1992Australia & New ZealandPakistanEnglandPakistan won by 22 runs
1996Pakistan and IndiaSri Lanka(SL)AustraliaSri Lanka won by 7 wickets
1999England and WalesAustraliaPakistanAustralia won by 8 wickets
2003S AfricaAustraliaIndiaAustralia won by 125 runs
2007West IndiesAustraliaS LAustralia won by 53 runs.
2011India and BangladeshIndiaSri LankaIndia won by 6 wickets
2015Australia and New ZealandAustraliaNew ZealandAustralia won by 7 wickets
2019England and WalesEnglandNew ZealandMatch tied after regular play & super over; England won on boundary count

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ICC MEN’S CRICKET WORLD CUP 2023 PREDICTION

The mega ICC Men’s cricket world cup 2023 is an event that is highly anticipated by the cricket fraternity. No other ICC cricket events can match the excitement which this mega ICC world cup brings. The last edition was an event that was simply breathtaking. The final between New Zealand and England would be remembered as the greatest ODI match ever. The nail-biting final was the best final ever.

The ICC men’s cricket world cup 2023 will be played in India. This will make India one of the favorites to win the trophy since the tournament will be held in their backyard. The 2021 and 2022 calendars are full of t20 matches. After the t20 cricket world cup gets over, all the teams will focus their attention on the ICC Men’s cricket world cup 2023 which promises to be a tournament worth waiting for.

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Latest update on men’s cricket world cup 2023

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League A qualifier has been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 6 cricket nations namely Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, and Vanuatu were scheduled to take part in the second series in Canada from Aug 15-28 2021. This has been postponed to July/August 2022. 

ICC is all set to expand the number of teams from 10 to 14 in the next cycle. Cricket’s highest body has faced criticism from associate countries. They feel associate countries are deprived of playing in the league due to a limited number of teams. Giving more teams a chance to play in the world Cup would also motivate them to do their best.

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The preparation for the ICC Men’s Cricket World cup 2023 is underway. The broadcaster Star India is thinking about airing the matches in 4k quality. There has been a lot of demand from the audience regarding matches to be aired in 4K. If we look at other sports such as Football and Baseball, it is already aired in 4k.

With the transformation of technology and affordability of Broadband Internet in India, the demands of Cricket fans are finally expected to be fulfilled.



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