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Uniting religions and nations, the coveted Cricket World Cup trophy is back in the year 2023. Keeping up with the excitement of the cricket lovers, the series of matches leading to the esteemed trophy will take place in the diverse land of India starting from October 5 till November 19.
The Complete Overview of the Cricket World Cup 2023
- The 13th edition of the world cup is being hosted by India, giving India an automatic spot out of the 10 teams playing this year. However, the other nine nations had to go through a qualification process (ICC Super Leage for 7 nations, while a qualifier for Sri Lanka and Netherlands) which could not be passed by the two-time trophy winners, West Indies.
- The 10 teams playing against each other in a span of 46 days and 48 matches are: India, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka.
- The matches will cover India from top to bottom with Dharamshala in the north and Chennai in the south. The various host cities for the esteemed trophy are: Dharmshala, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, and Chennai.
- With the opening ceremony scheduled on October 4, 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, the ICC World Cup will mark a whopping arrival with the first match between England and New Zealand on the next day.
- The tournament will begin with round robin format where all the teams will play against each other in 45 matches, while the top four teams will meet for the semi-finals on November 15 in Mumbai, and November 16 in Kolkata.
- The final match will take place on November 19 at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad that will decide the country that will lift the championship.
The world of cricket is ready to be captivated once again where 10 teams will vie for the acclaimed trophy. It is a reminder that cricket is not just a game but a religion that transcends boundaries and unites people. So, gear up cricket fans because the ultimate game of the year has almost arrived!