For the upcoming ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup 2023, the International Cricket Council officially released the exciting schedule. Ten teams will face off against one another in ten different locations from October 5 to November 19 in this eagerly anticipated competition.
For cricket fans, the competition promises an entertaining journey because it begins and ends at Ahmedabad’s iconic Narendra Modi Stadium. The additional cities chosen to serve as host cities are Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamsala, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Pune.
Among the highly anticipated games, India and Pakistan’s battle takes the spotlight without a doubt. On October 15, this exciting match is scheduled to take place at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.
On October 8, the Indian team will play its inaugural match against Australia in Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium. and they will take on Afghanistan on October 11.
ICC ODI World Cup 2023: If Pakistan qualifies for the semi-finals the fixtures will be played in Kolkata
If Pakistan and India both advance to the semifinals, an exciting treat is in waiting for everyone. The first semi-final will be staged at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, according to the schedule, and the second semi-final will take place at Kolkata’s famous Eden Gardens. However, if both teams advance to the semifinals, things take a surprising turn.
If Pakistan progresses to the semi-finals, the game will be played in Kolkata due to security concerns the Pakistan Cricket Board has expressed over Mumbai. whereas, if India advances to the semi-finals, they will face off in Mumbai, excluding a matchup with Pakistan.
In addition, the ICC has added two restrictions to the World Cup schedule. The West Indies will be referred to as Qualifier 1 if they qualify, regardless of where they finish in the Qualifiers tournament.
Likewise, regardless of how well they perform in the Qualifiers competition, Sri Lanka will be referred to as Qualifier 2 once they have qualified.
The start of the ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 is eagerly anticipated by cricket fans around the world, and its incredible schedules promise an amazing sports spectacle. Fans will see thrilling games and clashes that will definitely have an ongoing effect on the world of cricket as all of the teams prepare to showcase their prowess.