The schedule for the ICC World Cup 2023, set to be hosted by India, is expected to be announced today. This marks the first time that India will solely organize the esteemed ODI World Cup. A media invite for the announcement event has been circulating on social media, revealing that it will take place at the Astor Ballroom in St. Regis, Lower Parel, Mumbai.
Earlier in June, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a draft schedule with the participating nations, outlining the proposed fixtures and venues for the tournament.
The delay in unveiling the schedule is primarily due to several technical factors, with one major point of contention being the participation of Pakistan. There is still uncertainty surrounding Pakistan’s involvement in the cricket World Cup. To resolve the issue, ICC Chairman Greg Barclay and CEO Geoff Allardice traveled to Pakistan last month to persuade the PCB Chief to send their players to India for the upcoming World Cup.
To kick off the excitement for the event, the ICC initiated the World Cup trophy tour on Monday. The prestigious trophy was launched 120,000 feet above the Earth and then descended to the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This remarkable feat was accomplished by attaching the trophy to a stratospheric balloon. The ICC shared captivating images of the ODI World Cup trophy at the edge of the Earth’s atmosphere.
The 2023 Trophy tour promises to be the most extensive one to date, allowing fans from various cities worldwide to connect with the illustrious silverware. The trophy will travel to 18 countries, including Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, the United States of America, Nigeria, Uganda, France, Italy, and, of course, India.
ICC World Cup schedule LIVE: Full fixtures released
The ICC has officially unveiled the complete schedule for the upcoming ODI World Cup, which will take place in India. It marks a significant milestone as India hosts the World Cup independently for the first time.
As expected, the opening match of the ODI World Cup 2023 will feature the reigning champions, England, facing off against New Zealand on October 5. Furthermore, on October 8, India will kick off their campaign by competing against Australia in their inaugural match.
ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule Announcement Live: Final to be played at Narendra Modi stadium
In a recent announcement, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah confirmed that the prestigious final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 will occur at the renowned Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Notably, the highly anticipated match between India and Pakistan will also be hosted at the same venue.
Additionally, the first semi-final will be held at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, while the second semi-final will take place at the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
ICC ODI World Cup 2023 schedule: Live streaming begins
The live streaming of the schedule for the ICC 2023 ODI World Cup has commenced, and fans can tune in to watch it on the Hotstar app or other Star Sports social media channels.
ICC World Cup 2023: Which teams have qualified for the World Cup?
The upcoming World Cup will feature a total of 10 teams. India, as the host nation, has secured direct qualification, along with Afghanistan, Australia, England, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Pakistan, and South Africa, who have earned their spots through the 2020-2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.
The remaining two teams will be determined through the ongoing World Cup Qualifiers taking place in Zimbabwe. These qualifying matches will determine the final participants for the World Cup.
ICC ODI World Cup 2023 schedule LIVE: Where to live stream the announcement?
The ICC ODI World Cup schedule, will be available for live streaming on the Hotstar app as well as the social media platforms of the Star network. Star Sports, through a tweet, confirmed that the schedule announcement will be made by ICC CEO Geoff Allardice, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag, and former Sri Lankan legend Muthiah Muralidaran. Fans eagerly await the announcement, with less than an hour remaining before the unveiling of the World Cup schedule.
ICC World Cup: Jay Shah, Virender Sehwag others to announce the schedule at 12 pm
At 12 pm, ICC CEO Geoff Allardice, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag, and former Sri Lankan cricketing great Muthiah Muralidaran will come together in Mumbai to unveil the highly anticipated ODI World Cup 2023 schedule. Following the scheduled announcement, an exciting live conversation between these cricket legends is set to take place, adding further excitement and insights for fans.
ICC ODI World Cup: Where will the semi-final and final matches be played?
The two semi-finals of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 will take place at two iconic venues. The first semi-final will be hosted at the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata, while the second semi-final will be held at the renowned Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The grand finale will be played at the impressive Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, known as the largest cricket stadium in the world.
ICC World Cup 2023: Where will India play their league matches?
Based on the draft schedule circulating online, India’s initial match in the ODI World Cup is expected to be against Australia in Chennai on October 8. Following that, India is likely to face Afghanistan on October 11 in Delhi. Here is the tentative schedule for India’s matches in the ODI World Cup:
- India vs Australia: October 8, Chennai
- India vs Afghanistan: October 11, Delhi
- India vs Pakistan: October 15, Ahmedabad
- India vs Bangladesh: October 19, Pune
- India vs New Zealand: October 22, Dharamsala
- India vs England: October 29, Lucknow
- India vs Qualifier: November 2, Mumbai
- India vs South Africa: November 5, Kolkata
- India vs Qualifier: November 11, Bengaluru
ICC ODI World Cup: Announcement likely at 12 pm
The ICC is expected to unveil the schedule for the ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 during a scheduled event in Mumbai at 12 pm. This event is anticipated to be broadcast live on the Star Sports network as well as various popular social media platforms.
ICC ODI World Cup 2023: India likely to play their first match against Australia
On October 8, the Indian cricket team, under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, will kickstart their campaign against Australia in Chennai. Following that, they will encounter Afghanistan in Delhi on October 11. A highly anticipated match between India and their arch-rivals, Pakistan, led by Babar Azam, is slated for October 15 in Ahmedabad. However, the final confirmation of the proposed draft schedule hinges on the consent of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), introducing an element of uncertainty regarding this high-profile clash.
ICC ODI World Cup 2023: First match between England and New Zealand?
According to the preliminary schedule, the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 will kick off on October 5 at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. The opening match will feature the reigning champions, England, facing off against the runners-up, New Zealand.