Bhubaneswar: June 27: The fixtures list for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India has been released along with the 10 venues for the mega event that will span across 46 days later this year.
The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will host both the tournament’s opening game and final of the largest Cricket World Cup ever, which will take place over ten venues from October 5 to November 19. Ten teams will compete in the tournament.
The World Cup kicks off on October 5 with a repeat of the 2019 Final as England takes on New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The other nine venues are Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamsala, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Pune. Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram will join Hyderabad in hosting the practice games.
Hosts India begin their campaign on October 8 against five-time World Cup winners Australia in Chennai.
Ahmedabad will also host matches between traditional rivals India and Pakistan (October 15) and Australia and England (November 4).
Eight teams have qualified for the 46-day event through the Cricket World Cup Super League, and the winners of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe will fill the final two spots.
The top four teams will qualify for the semifinals, to be played in Mumbai on November 15 and in Kolkata on November 16. The semi-finals and the final will have reserve days.