13th Cricket World Cup 2023

Hosted by India this time…

This quadrennial One Day International (ODI) cricket tournament is contested by men's national teams and organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The 2023 tournament is being hosted by India. It started on 5 October and is scheduled to end on 19 November 2023.

England are the defending champions. They have won the 2019 edition by defeating New Zealand in the final at Lord's, London.

Ten national teams are the participants in the World Cup. Every team had qualified for the tournament through the 2023 Cricket World Cup process.

India qualified as hosts; Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand, Pakistan, and South Africa qualified through the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.

It is with the Netherlands and Sri Lanka securing the final two places through the qualifier tournament in Zimbabwe during June and July 2023, with West Indies missing out on qualification for the first time in their history.

They co-hosted the 1987, 1996, and 2011 editions with other nations. The tournament is taking place in ten different stadiums, in ten cities across India.

The first and second semi-finals will be held at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and Eden Gardens in Kolkata respectively, while the final will take place at Narendra Modi Stadium, in Ahmedabad.

The top seven teams in the tournament's final points dashboard, along with Pakistan who is also the hosts, will qualify for the next ICC ODI tournament - the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy.


Edited By: Arusha Farooq

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