Who will host the ICC Cricket WORLD CUP 2023?
The 12th edition of ICC World Cup has ended after month-and-a-half at Lord’s where England, after facing New Zealand in Final has won. Now, cricket lovers have to wait another 4 years for biggest cricket tournament ever. The 13th edition of the men’s ICC Cricket World Cup will be held from February 9 to March 26, 2023. Now the question arises who will host the ICC Cricket World cup 2023?
This 13th edition of the men’s Cricket World Cup and will also mark the first time that the tournament will be solely hosted by INDIA. The 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup is scheduled to be hosted by India India was selected as the host at an International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting in London in June 2013. This will be the 13th Cricket World Cup competition. It will be the fourth time that India will be the host. Interestingly, it will be for the first time that India will host the World Cup on its own. The country has previously hosted the tournament thrice (1987, 1996, 2011) but every time co-hosting it with its Asian neighbors.
England has hosted the most number of World Cups – 5 in total (1975, 1979, 1983, 1999 and 2019). They are also the only country to have hosted the tournament alone in 1975 and 1979 as the 1983, 1999 and 2019 editions were co-hosted jointly with Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, and Wales.
The 1987 World Cup remains the first edition to be hosted away from England in India and Pakistan. The subcontinent also hosted the 1996 edition before the 2011 World Cup which India won. However, Pakistan was stripped of its co-host status for the latter due to “uncertain security situation” prevailing in the country after the attack on Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in 2009.
Similar to the World Cup 2019, the 2023 edition will also see the top-7 ranked sides plus the hosts (India) participating with the addition of 2 teams which would make it to the final of the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers.