While the fans eagerly wait for the 2023 ODI World Cup schedule from the International Cricket Council (ICC), a report has claimed that the tournament will start on 5 October and the summit clash will be played on 19 November. The venue for the title bout is also decided. Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium is all set to stage the summit clash of the tournament.
The other venue cities for the marquee event are Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamsala, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore, Rajkot and Mumbai. However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has not specified venues for any games as yet, nor the two or three cities where teams will play the warm-ups. The delay in finalising the venues is due to the complications posed by the monsoon season receding at different points in different parts of India.
Talking about the number of games, in all, the tournament will comprise 48 matches including three knockouts across the 46-day period.
“The 2023 ODI World Cup is likely to start on October 5 and end on November 19. ESPNcricinfo has also learned that BCCI, the host for the 10-team marquee event, has shortlisted at least a dozen venues, with the final scheduled to be at the world's largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad,” an ESPNCricinfo report claimed.
“Usually the ICC announces World Cup schedules at least a year in advance, but this time it has also been waiting for the BCCI to get the necessary clearances from the Indian government. This includes two key issues: getting a tax exemption for the tournament, and visa clearance for the Pakistan team, which has not played in India except at ICC events since early 2013.”