Cricket season is in full bloom in Pakistan these days. While everyone is busy with Asia Cup 2023, many are curious about the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 starting in month of October.
It is still over 20 days, and the countdown has officially begun; hence, the excitement is through the roof. Cricket is more than just a game in Pakistan; it’s a way of life, a passion that runs deep in the veins of its people. The country boasts a rich cricketing history, and its love for the sport is evident in the numerous world-class cricket stadiums scattered across the nation. Checkout the list of best cricket stadiums in Pakistan.
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
The mega cricket event is held every four years, and since then, 12 editions of the World Cup have been played. If you are also curious about the event, its schedule, and playing squads, you are looking at the right place. Realtorspk.com has compiled a detail of the 2023 Cricket World Cup venues and schedule for all fans and cricket lovers. Let’s have a look:
History and Facts of Cricket world cup
The Cricket World Cup is one of the most-watched sporting events worldwide. The tournament’s first edition was held in 1975 in England and is hosted in different countries and regions every time. India has hosted the tournament several times in history, i.e., 1987, 1996, and 2001. But this time, it’s different, as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will be hosted solely by India.
England won the last World Cup and will appear as defending champion this year. In the 2019 finals at Lords, England won the trophy by victory over New Zealand.
According to history, Australia has been a more successful team in the ICC World Cup, winning the title 5 times. India and West Indies have won the World Cup twice, while Pakistan and Sri Lanka won it once up till now.
In the tournament 2023, 48 matches will be played between the ten teams. The teams will present top-notch cricket to the viewers for the title of World Champions. According to the Cricket World Cup 2023 schedule, the first match will be played on the 5th of October, and the last will be on the 19th of November 2023.
List of ICC World Cup winners:
The list of champions of the World Cup is as follows:
|World Cup Year||Country Host||Winner of Title|
|1992||Australia and New Zealand||Pakistan|
|1996||Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka|
|2010||India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh||India|
|2015||Australia and New Zealand||Australia|
ICC World Cup 2023 Teams:
The World Cup will be played among ten international cricket teams, among which eight have automatically earned the tournament qualification. The names of the teams are
Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, England, Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, and Bangladesh.
The remaining teams, consisting of full members and associate countries, competed in the tournament for the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier. After the matches, Sri Lanka and the Netherlands emerged as the two top teams. Therefore, they secured a spot in the ICC World Cup 2023 and other qualified groups.
The complete list of 10 teams competing in the Cricket World Cup 2023 is here:
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- West Indies
- Sri Lanka
Cricket World Cup 2023 Schedule:
ICC – The International Cricket Council has announced the official schedule for the 2023 Cricket World Cup. The tournament’s first match will be between New Zealand and England (defending champions) on 5 October 2023. As the World Cup has been hosted by India, the anticipation of the India and Pakistan match will peak. The 1st match between the two will be played on 14th October in Ahmedabad, India.
Here is the complete schedule of the matches played at the Cricket World Cup 2023. You can easily find the Pakistan World Cup matches, day date, and venue in the list.
|5 October||England vs New Zealand||Ahmedabad||1: 30 PM|
|6 October||Pakistan vs Netherlands||Hyderabad||1: 30 PM|
|7 October||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||Dharamsala||10:00 AM|
|7 October||South Africa vs Sri Lanka||Delhi||1: 30 PM|
|8 October||India vs Australia||Chennai||1: 30 PM|
|9 October||New Zealand vs Netherlands||Hyderabad||1: 30 PM|
|10 October||England vs Bangladesh||Dharamsala||10:00 AM|
|10 October||Pakistan vs Sri Lanka||Hyderabad||1: 30 PM|
|11 October||India vs Afghanistan||Delhi||1: 30 PM|
|12 October||Pakistan vs Sri Lanka||Hyderabad||1: 30 PM|
|12 October||Australia vs South Africa||Lucknow||1: 30 PM|
|13 October||New Zealand vs Bangladesh||Chennai||1: 30 PM|
|14 October||India vs Pakistan||Ahmedabad||1: 30 PM|
|15 October||England vs Afghanistan||Delhi||1: 30 PM|
|16 October||Australia vs Sri Lanka||Lucknow||1: 30 PM|
|17 October||South Africa vs Netherlands||Dharamsala||1: 30 PM|
|18 October||New Zealand vs Afghanistan||Chennai||1: 30 PM|
|19 October||India vs Bangladesh||Pune||1: 30 PM|
|20 October||Australia vs Pakistan||Bengaluru||1: 30 PM|
|21 October||England vs South Africa||Mumbai||10:00 AM|
|21 October||Netherlands vs Sri Lanka||Lucknow||1: 30 PM|
|22 October||India vs New Zealand||Dharamsala||1: 30 PM|
|23 October||Pakistan vs Afghanistan||Chennai||1: 30 PM|
|24 October||South Africa vs Bangladesh||Mumbai||1: 30 PM|
|25 October||Australia vs Netherlands||Delhi||1: 30 PM|
|26 October||England vs Sri Lanka||Bengaluru||1: 30 PM|
|27 October||Pakistan vs South Africa||Chennai||1: 30 Pm|
|28 October||Netherlands vs Bangladesh||Kolkata||10:00 AM|
|28 October||Australia vs New Zealand||Dharamsala||1: 30 PM|
|29 October||India vs England||Lucknow||1: 30 PM|
|30 October||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||Pune||1: 30 PM|
|31 October||Pakistan vs Bangladesh||Kolkata||1: 30 PM|
|1 November||New Zealand vs South Africa||Pune||1: 30 PM|
|2 November||India vs Sri Lanka||Mumbai||1: 30 PM|
|3 November||Netherlands vs Afghanistan||Lucknow||1: 30 PM|
|4 November||England vs Australia||Ahmedabad||10:00 AM|
|4 November||New Zealand vs Pakistan||Bengaluru||1: 30 PM|
|5 November||India vs South Africa||Kolkata||1: 30 PM|
|6 November||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||Delhi||1: 30 PM|
|7 November||Australia vs Afghanistan||Mumbai||1: 30 PM|
|8 November||England vs Netherlands||Pune||1: 30 PM|
|9 November||New Zealand vs Sri Lanka||Bengaluru||1: 30 PM|
|10 November||South Africa vs Afghanistan||Ahmedabad||1: 30 PM|
|11 November||Australia vs Bangladesh||Pune||1: 30 PM|
|11 November||England vs. Pakistan||Kolkata||10:00 AM|
|12 November||India v Netherlands||Bengaluru||1: 30 PM|
|15 November||Semifinal 1||Mumbai||1: 30 PM|
|16 November||Semifinal 2||Kolkata||1: 30 PM|
|19 November||Finals||Ahmedabad||1: 30 PM|
According to the list, the 1st Pakistan World Cup Match will be played against the Netherlands at Hyderabad, India, on 6th October.
Format of World Cup 2023:
The tournament of 2023 will be played on the same format and structure as it followed in the 1992 and 2019 World Cups of cricket.
Every team will play in a round-robin format, i.e., playing against every other team in a random order that has been selected. After the round, the top four teams will play matches to qualify for the semi-finals. The winners will be playing against each other in the finals for the Cricket World Cup Champion title.
Host and Venues of World Cup:
As mentioned before, India will be hosting the event solely for the first time in cricket history on its land. The Venues of the tournament are:
World Cup Matches Venues
|MA Chidambaram Stadium||Chennai|
|Arun Jaitley Stadium||New Delhi|
|Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium||Hyderabad|
|Narendra Modi Stadium||Ahmedabad|
|M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||Bangalore|
Tickets for the 2023 World Cup:
The prices of the Cricket World Cup 2023 vary from match to match. Moreover, booking for most of the games has been closed. You can visit ICC’s official website for booking and details.
1. Which country is hosting the 2023 World Cup?
India will be hosting the 2023 World Cup.
2. How many times has Pakistan won the Cricket World Cup?
Pakistan won the cricket World Cup only once, in 1992.
3. Where was the first-ever cricket World Cup held?
The First Cricket World Cup was held in England in 1975
4. Which country is the World Cup cricket champion?
According to history, the World Cup cricket champion list includes Australia, a more successful team in the ICC world cup, winning the title 5 times. India and West Indies have won the World Cup twice, while Pakistan and Sri Lanka have won it once up till now.
5. Who won the first cricket World Cup?
West Indies won the first cricket World Cup that was held in 1975.
So that’s all for now! Get set and ready to witness the biggest sports event in the subcontinent. The tournament promises thrill, excitement, tears of joy, and heartbreaks for fans. Lastly, remember that sports mean a healthy competition meant to bring some fun and happy time in our lives. Keep it healthy and enjoy every inning, even if you win or lose.
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