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Hi, Santoshi Patil

Santoshi Patil, the author, owner, and creator of the blogs on Sports Meridian, is a passionate sports enthusiast with a deep love for the game.

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Introduction-

The ICC Cricket World Cup is the pinnacle event in the world of cricket, bringing together the best teams from across the globe to compete for the ultimate prize. The forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, set to commence on 5th October, promises to be an exhilarating journey filled with high-octane matches, intense rivalries, and unforgettable moments. In this article, we will delve into the details of this upcoming event and explore the excitement it holds for cricket enthusiasts around the world. The tournament will be hosted by India, beginning on 5 October and concluding on 19 November 2023.

Host Country: India

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India, known for its fervent passion for cricket, has been chosen as the host country for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. With its rich cricketing history, state-of-the-art stadiums, and an unmatched love for the sport, India provides the perfect backdrop for this prestigious tournament. The fans can expect an unparalleled cricketing experience, as they unite to support their favorite teams and players from around the world.

Venues

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Numerous iconic cricket grounds in India have been selected as venues for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. From the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata to the magnificent Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, each venue has its unique charm and character. The matches will take place in diverse locations, allowing fans to witness the splendor of Indian cricket while soaking in the atmosphere of different cities.

Venues:

Eden Gardens, Kolkata( 5 matches including semifinal)

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai( 5 matches including semifinal)

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru ( 5 matches)

Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad( 5 matches including final)

M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai ( 5 matches)

Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi( 5 matches)

BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow ( 5matches)

HPCA Stadium, Dharmashala ( 5 matches)

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad ( 3 matches)

Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune ( 5 matches)

Participating Teams

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The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will witness the participation of ten formidable teams from various cricketing nations across the globe. These teams have undergone rigorous qualifying processes and have earned their spot to battle it out for cricketing supremacy. From the flamboyant players of the West Indies to the disciplined approach of New Zealand, each team brings its own distinctive style and cricketing prowess to the tournament.

Participating Teams:

Australia

England

India (host)

New Zealand

Pakistan

South Africa

Sri Lanka

West Indies

Afghanistan

Bangladesh

Format and Fixtures-

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will follow a round-robin format, ensuring that each team competes against every other team in the tournament. This approach allows for fair and balanced competition, as it minimizes the impact of a single result on a team’s journey. The top four teams from the round-robin stage will advance to the semi-finals, where the intensity and drama will escalate as the teams vie for a place in the grand finale.

The fixtures for the tournament have been meticulously planned to showcase competitive matches throughout the duration of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. From the highly anticipated encounters between traditional rivals to the clashes of underdogs challenging the cricketing giants, the schedule promises to keep fans on the edge of their seats and guarantee enthralling cricketing action.

FAQ

1. When and where is the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 taking place?

  • The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is scheduled to be held in India, beginning on 5 October and concluding on 19 November 2023.

2. How many teams will be participating in the World Cup?

  • 10 teams participating in the ICC Cricket World Cup.

3. What is the format of the tournament?

  • The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will follow a round-robin format, ensuring that each team competes against every other team in the tournament. This approach allows for fair and balanced competition, as it minimizes the impact of a single result on a team’s journey. The top four teams from the round-robin stage will advance to the semi-finals, where the intensity and drama will escalate as the teams vie for a place in the grand finale.

4. What are the broadcasting rights for the World Cup?

Star Sports Network India is the official broadcaster of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, it is scheduled to air the tournament on Star Sports and OTT platform Disney+ Hotstar in India. The list below shows the broadcasters by County or Territory.

TerritoryRights holder(s)
 AfghanistanRTA Sports
Ariana TV
 AustraliaFoxtel TV
Kayo TV
Nine Network
 BangladeshGazi TV
T Sports
BTV
 CanadaWillow TV
Continental EuropeYupp TV
Caribbean IslandsESPN
 EnglandSky Sports Cricket
 Hong KongAstro Vinmeen HD
Yupp TV
 IndiaStar Sports Network
DD Sports
MENAEtisalat
Starzplay
 New ZealandSky Sports
Sky Sports 3
   NepalStar Sports Network
 PakistanA Sports
PTV Sports
Pacific IslandsTVWAN Action PAC
 Sri LankaSirasa TV (TV1)
Star Sports Network
 South AfricaSuperSports
South East AsiaYupp TV
Sub-Saharan AfricaSuperSports
 SingaporeAstro Vinmeen HD
 United StatesWillow TV
Willow TV Xtra
 United KingdomSky Sports Cricket

5. How can I get updates and stay informed about the World Cup?

  • To stay informed about the latest news, fixtures, ticketing information, and more, you can follow the official ICC Cricket World Cup website and their social media accounts. Additionally, major sports news outlets will provide coverage of the event.

6) What is the prize money for the ICC Cricket World Cup?

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that the winner of the World Cup will receive a prize money of US$4 million and the runner-up will get $2 million. Losing semifinalists will each receive $800,000 each. This is exactly the same as the prize money at the 2019 event. The total prize money allocated for the tournament is $10 million. Each team will receive money based on their performance in the tournament as follows:

StageTeamsPrize money (US$)Total (US$)
Winner1$4,000,000$4,000,000
Runner-up1$2,000,000$2,000,000
Losing semi-finalists2$800,000$1,600,000
Winner of each league stage match45$40,000$1,800,000
Teams that do not pass the league stage6$100,000$600,000
Total$10,000,000

Conclusion-

As the countdown to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 begins, the anticipation and enthusiasm among fans reach a fever pitch. The tournament promises to be a carnival of cricket, celebrating the sport’s rich heritage and showcasing the immense talent of players from around the world. With India as the host nation, the stage is set for a captivating event that will go down in history as one of the greatest Cricket World Cups ever witnessed. So mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and prepare yourselves for the thrill and exhilaration that awaits us all in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

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