Countdown Begins: ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule Unveiled

On June 27, the International Cricket Council (ICC) released the ICC World Cup 2023 schedule, much to the delight of cricket fans around the world. 

The tournament is scheduled to begin on October 5th, 2023, with the final game taking place in Ahmedabad on November 19th. This time, India will be hosting the cricket championship. 

ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule

The tournament, which spans 46 days of grueling competition and features matches at ten different locations across the nation, will highlight the talents of ten teams.

Qualification and Format: 

In the ICC World Cup 2023, ten teams will compete. The ICC Cricket World Cup Super League has already allowed eight teams to qualify, and the final two teams will be chosen from the ongoing qualifier tournament being held in Zimbabwe. 

Former champions Sri Lanka and the West Indies, as well as the Netherlands, Oman, Scotland, United Arab Emirates, the United States, and the host nation Zimbabwe, are all present in the qualifier tournament.

The World Cup games will follow a round-robin schedule with all teams playing one another. The semifinals and finals will then take place.

Highlights of the ICC World Cup 2023:

  • The tournament will feature ten teams, with eight already qualified and two to be determined through the Qualifier Tournament.
  • The first match will be played between England and New Zealand at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.
  • India’s first match will be against Australia on October 8th in Chennai.
  • On October 15th, India and Pakistan will square off in Ahmedabad.
  • The World Cup will be held in ten different locations across India, showcasing the country’s rich cricketing heritage.

Live Broadcast and Streaming Options: 

With the ICC World Cup 2023 being held in India, cricket fans will be able to realize their dream of watching the tournament live from the stadiums. 

Those who are unable to attend in person can watch the matches online via the Disney+ Hotstar app and website. 

Furthermore, the Star Sports Network will broadcast live television coverage of the matches, allowing fans to watch the action from the comfort of their own homes.

ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule

DateMatchVenue
October 5England vs New ZealandAhmedabad
October 6Pakistan vs Q1Hyderabad
October 7Bangladesh vs AfghanistanDharamshala
October 7South Africa vs Q2Delhi
October 8India vs AustraliaChennai
October 9New Zealand vs Q1Hyderabad
October 10England vs BangladeshDharamshala
October 11India vs AfghanistanDelhi
October 12Pakistan vs Q2Hyderabad
October 13Australia vs South AfricaLucknow
October 14England vs AfghanistanDelhi
October 14New Zealand vs BangladeshChennai
October 15India vs PakistanAhmedabad
October 16Australia vs Q2Lucknow
October 17South Africa vs Q1Dharamshala
October 18New Zealand vs AfghanistanChennai
October 19India vs BangladeshPune
October 20Australia vs PakistanBengaluru
October 21England vs South AfricaMumbai
October 21Q1 vs Q2Lucknow
October 22India vs New ZealandDharamshala
October 23Pakistan vs AfghanistanChennai
October 24South Africa vs BangladeshMumbai
October 25Australia vs Q1Delhi
October 26England vs Q2Bengaluru
October 27Pakistan vs South AfricaChennai
October 28Q1 vs BangladeshKolkata
October 28Australia vs New ZealandDharamshala
October 29India vs EnglandLucknow
October 30Afghanistan vs Q2Pune
November 31Pakistan vs BangladeshKolkata
November 1New Zealand vs South AfricaPune
November 2India vs Q2Mumbai
November 3Q1 vs AfghanistanLucknow
November 4England vs AustraliaAhmedabad
November 4New Zealand vs PakistanBengaluru
November 5India vs South AfricaKolkata
November 6Bangladesh vs Q2Delhi
November 7Australia vs AfghanistanMumbai
November 8England vs Q1Pune
November 9New Zealand vs Q2Bengaluru
November 10South Africa vs AfghanistanAhmedabad
November 11India vs Q1Bengaluru
November 12England vs PakistanKolkata
November 12Australia vs BangladeshPune
November 15First Semi-finalMumbai
November 16Second Semi-finalKolkata
November 19FinalAhmedabad

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Conclusion: 

Cricket fans all over the world are very excited about the release of the ICC World Cup 2023 schedule. 

The anticipation for the match between India and Pakistan, two longtime rivals, is growing as India prepares to host this major sporting event. 

The tournament promises to be a spectacle filled with thrilling moments, fierce rivalries, and outstanding performances as a variety of talented teams compete for cricket’s ultimate prize. So make a note of the ICC World Cup 2023 on your calendars and get ready to immerse yourself in the action.

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