Monday, July 22
ICC Fixtures announcement

The ICC World Cup 2023 is scheduled to be held in India

On Tuesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) unveiled the eagerly awaited schedule for the ODI World Cup 2023. The defending champions, England, will kick off the tournament against New Zealand in the opening match on October 5 in Ahmedabad.

The prestigious Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, which boasts a seating capacity of 132,000, will serve as the venue for five matches, including the highly anticipated clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan on October 15.

The 46-day tournament will feature ten teams competing across ten cities. In addition to Ahmedabad, the other host cities are Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamsala, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Pune. Each city will host five matches throughout the tournament.

While all venues will host five matches each, the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad will only host three league games, with Pakistan playing two matches and New Zealand playing one.

Cricket enthusiasts worldwide can look forward to an exciting tournament as teams battle it out for the coveted ODI World Cup title in 2023.

The ICC World Cup 2023 is scheduled to be held in India. Here is the schedule of the tournament, organized by venues:

  1. Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai:
    • Opening Ceremony: 8th October 2023
    • Match 1: India vs. New Zealand – 9th October 2023
    • Match 12: England vs. South Africa – 21st October 2023
    • Match 19: Australia vs. Sri Lanka – 29th October 2023
  2. Eden Gardens, Kolkata:
    • Match 2: Pakistan vs. West Indies – 10th October 2023
    • Match 8: India vs. Australia – 16th October 2023
    • Match 23: New Zealand vs. South Africa – 4th November 2023
    • Semi-Final 2: 18th November 2023
  3. M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru:
    • Match 5: England vs. Afghanistan – 13th October 2023
    • Match 16: Australia vs. West Indies – 26th October 2023
    • Match 26: Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka – 10th November 2023
    • Semi-Final 1: 16th November 2023
  4. Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi:
    • Match 7: India vs. South Africa – 15th October 2023
    • Match 17: New Zealand vs. Afghanistan – 28th October 2023
    • Match 24: England vs. Sri Lanka – 5th November 2023
  5. Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad:
    • Match 10: India vs. England – 18th October 2023
    • Match 15: Pakistan vs. Afghanistan – 25th October 2023
    • Match 28: Semi-Final 2 Winner vs. Semi-Final 1 Runner-Up – 22nd November 2023
    • Final: 26th November 2023
  6. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad:
    • Match 13: Australia vs. South Africa – 23rd October 2023
    • Match 20: England vs. West Indies – 30th October 2023
  7. M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai:
    • Match 18: Pakistan vs. New Zealand – 1st November 2023
    • Match 22: Sri Lanka vs. Afghanistan – 3rd November 2023
  8. Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram:
    • Match 3: Australia vs. New Zealand – 11th October 2023
    • Match 9: England vs. Pakistan – 17th October 2023
  9. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow:
    • Match 6: India vs. Afghanistan – 14th October 2023
    • Match 25: West Indies vs. Sri Lanka – 9th November 2023
  10. Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune:
    • Match 11: Pakistan vs. South Africa – 20th October 2023
    • Match 21: Australia vs. West Indies – 2nd November 2023

Please note that the schedule is subject to change and it’s always a good idea to refer to official sources or the ICC website for the most up-to-date information.