It is exciting to know that finally, the wait for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup is over. The dates for the biggest cricketing event have been announced and also the preparations for this mega world tournament have been started. The 2023 will be the 13th edition of the cricket world cup.
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup began in 1975 in England. The mega event is held every fourth year. The last time the tournament was held was in 2019 in England & Wales. But the thirteenth edition of the ICC Men’s World Cup is going to be unique in many ways.
Who Is Hosting The 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup?
India is the host and it is the first time that the entire tournament will be held in the country. All the matches, actions, and celebrations will be focused in India. The world will see the live telecast of the 13th edition of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup from India. Also, the country has started preparations to host the biggest celebration of cricket in the world.
It isn’t the first time that the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup is hosted by India as the country has already co-hosted the tournament with other Asian nations in the past. India was a co-host to 1987 the World Cup with Pakistan. In 1996, India co-hosted the World Cup with Pakistan and Sri Lanka. In 2011, India was a co-host of the World Cup with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
The 13th edition of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup will be held entirely in India. It is something that Indian cricket fans are more excited about. They won’t have to travel abroad to see Men in Blue.
What Are The Dates Of The 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup?
The dates for the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup have already been announced and are available on the official website of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. The tournament will begin on 5th October and conclude with the final match on 19th October with all the matches being played in India.
Gear up for the upcoming activities that you can enjoy on your television, computer, or even on mobile. Since the tournament is held entirely in India, you can find time to enjoy a match live while sitting and cheering for Men in Blue with others in a stadium. Note down the matches and make your plans accordingly.
Why The 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Is Held In The Latter Half Of The Year?
The world has just come out of the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic that held the entire world hostage for two years. For two years, it disrupted everything including the preparations for the 13th edition of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. It delayed the qualifying matches resulting in a delay in the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. The tournament that was originally scheduled to be played from 9 February to 26 March 2023 is now shifted to 5 October to 26 November.
How Many Teams Will Play In The 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup?
There are 10 teams in the tournament including the host India. The tournament will run for 76 days from 5th October to 19th November. There will be ODI 48 matches including two semi-finals and a final. Cricket fans from across the globe have started booking their flight tickets to support their teams.
2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualified Teams
There are a total of 10 teams in the tournament out of which 8 including India have qualified for the World Cup. The list of qualified teams is as follows:
- India (Host)
- New Zealand
- South Africa
Who Is The Defending Champion In The 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup?
England is the defending champion of the 2023 ICC World Cup. The English team won the 2019 World Cup by defeating New Zealand in the final of the 12th edition of the World Cup. The English team expects to continue their winning spree. But England will have to compete with stronger contenders including the host India. The Indian team has the advantage of playing on its home ground.
The opening match of the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup will be played on 5th October between New Zealand and Zimbabwe. The semi-finals will begin on 16th November and the final match of the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup will be played on 19th November.
There is something to joy for cricket fans as they can enjoy live matches on their televisions. Also, they have the option to see live streaming of the World Cup matches on various platforms.
In India, Star Sports channel will give a live view of the matches directly from the stadiums. It is a popular sports channel with a credible track record of telecasting mega events like the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
Those who want to enjoy the action on their mobiles can download Disney + Hotstar. If you already are a subscriber of this OTT platform, the World Cup will be an added advantage for you. Or you can buy a subscription to Disney + Hotstar. The demand for its subscription is expected to increase in the coming months.
Where To Watch The 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup?
It is exciting to know that you can watch the 13th edition of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup anywhere you want. For example, you can enjoy the matches at home or plan to view a match on a big screen in a restaurant. For 76 days, the entire country will celebrate the mega cricket event. With a Disney + Hotstar subscription, you can enjoy a match even while on the go.
The 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup is going to start in the latter half of the year. The world teams will compete for the World Cup and the entire world will see the action.