Which country will host the 2023 cricket world cup?

Cricket World cup 2023

There are two world cup formats held in 2023 – ODI and T20. The ICC Men’s cricket team will play the ODI format in the world cup in 2023, whereas the ICC women’s team will play the T20 format in the world cup in 2023. Both the cricket world cups are hosted in two different countries. Thus, the question arises – which country will host the 2023 cricket world cup?

India will host the 2023 ICC Men’s cricket world cup from October-November 2023 and will be the 13th edition (ODI format), which is entirely held in India. Earlier, India hosted the cricket world cup partially in 1987, 1996, and 2011. The 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup will be organized in South Africa from 10-26th February 2023 and will be the 8th edition of the women’s T20 world cup.

This article highlights the venues, criteria, and prize money for the cricket world cup 2023.

Which country will host the 2023 cricket world cup?

Millions of people around the world follow cricket. This sport has given us numerous memorable matches and countless wonderful moments. In terms of popularity and hype, the World Cup is perhaps the world’s most-followed and prominent cricket event. All the cricket-playing nations and their fans look forward to this event, hosted by a different country each year, as it determines the best cricket team in the world. 

Two types of the cricket world cup are held in 2023:

  1. ICC Men’s Cricket World cup (ODI format)
  2. ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup (T20 format)

Here is the answer to your question – Which country will host the 2023 cricket world cup:

Cricket World CupFormatHost country 2023Dates 2023 Word CupPrevious HostLast Edition
ICC Men’s Cricket world cupODIIndiaOctober-November 2023 England & Wales2019
ICC Women’s Cricket world cupT20South Africa10-26th February 2023Australia2020
Which country will host world cup 2023? - INDIA - Men's Cricket

Both these events have become the most-viewed sporting events worldwide, especially in countries like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, etc., where cricket is worshipped as a religion. The Cricket World Cup (ODI format) is held every four years, with the latest edition held in 2019, whereas the T20 world cup is held every two years, with the latest edition held in 2020 in Australia. It means the next edition of the prestigious matches is due in 2023. Know where did T20 originate from.

Which country will host world cup 2023? - South Africa - Women's Cricket

These mega-events will give us nail-biting finishes, competitive matches, and stellar individual and team performances. 

Now, let us look into the criteria that India and South Africa passed to host the 2023 cricket world cup!

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What are the criteria for hosting a world cup?

The ICC uses a rotational policy to choose the location or host for the World Cup. This policy has been in practice since the 1983 World Cup when India won. The head of the top cricketing countries come together in a meeting to decide the venue for ICC events. Usually, the World Cup venues are selected several years in advance. 

One country or group gets an opportunity to host the World Cup only once every 20 years. However, India has been honored to host two World Cup tournaments within 12 years, thanks to the influence of mighty cricketing boards like the BCCI.

According to the rotational policy, Australia and New Zealand got the opportunity to host the 2015 World Cup. As a result, England, which was going to host the World Cup in 2015, only got the chance to be the host country in 2019.

Due to India’s dominance in this game and the ICC, it managed to secure the position of being the only host of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023.

World Cup matches –  Venue

The ICC Men’s World Cup schedule was changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially, the World Cup matches were supposed to be played between February 9th, 2023, and March 26th, 2023. 

Cricket World Cup 2023 - Venue

However, the dates are now from October 2023 to November 2023. The ICC has not yet finalized the venues, but the most likely locations will be:

  • Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
  • PCA Stadium, Mohali
  • Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi
  • MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
  • SCA Stadium, Rajkot
  • VCA Stadium, Nagpur
  • Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
  • MCA Stadium, Pune
  • M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
  • Gandhi Stadium, Guwahati
  • Green Park Stadium, Kanpur
  • Eden Gardens, Kolkata
  • Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

Most or all of these stadiums will host men’s World Cup matches in 2023.

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The women’s T20 World Cup will be from 10th February 2023 to 26th February 2023. The venues are Paarl, Cape Town, and Gqeberha. The matches of the knockout stages will be held in Cape Town. Take a look at the list of fixtures for ICC Women’s T20 World cup 2023.

World Cup 2023 – venue and prize money

Those wondering which country will host the 2023 Cricket World Cup should know India will single-handedly host all the matches. The top 10 cricket-playing nations will participate in the Men’s ODI World Cup 2023. 

The top eight teams will be automatically eligible to participate in the matches. The remaining two teams will be selected from the World Cup Super League matches. As of now, the top 10 cricket-playing nations with their respective scores are given below:

PositionTeamMatchesPoints
 1.India (Host)18129
 2.England18125
 3.Australia18120
 4.Bangladesh18120
 5.Pakistan18120
 6.New Zealand 15110
 7.Afghanistan12100
 8.West Indies2488
 9.Ireland2168
 10. Sri Lanka 1862

The top 8 teams mentioned above will get direct entry into ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. The rest of the teams will have to play in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier with five associate teams. India has automatically qualified on the account of being the tournament host.

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ICC Women’s T20 World Cup – Countries

Ten teams will play in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa. The teams will be divided into two groups, and the top two teams from each group will end up playing against each other in the semi-final. The winners of these matches will participate in the final match scheduled for March 26th, 2023. 

If the match gets postponed due to unfavorable weather conditions, it will be held on March 27th, 2023. The groups to which specific teams belong are specified in the below table:

Group AGroup B
BangladeshIndia
Sri LankaPakistan
New ZealandIreland
AustraliaWest indies
South AfricaEngland

World Cup 2023 Winner – Official Prize Money

The official prize money for the ODI Men’s World Cup 2023 tournament has not been released yet. The below table shows the prize money based on previous World Cups. Therefore, there are chances that this prize money will be increased in 2023:

Winner LevelsTeamsWinning AmountTotal Winning
World cup winner1$ 4,000,000$ 4,000,000
Runner’s up1$2,000,000$2,000,000
Semi-finalists who lost2$800,000$1,600,000
Winners of every league match45$40,000$1,800,000
Teams that qualify for the league stage6$100,000$600,000
Cricket World Cup 2023 - Prize money

The prize money for the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 has not yet been released. However, the below table shows the prize money that was declared for the Women’s T20 2022 World Cup:

Winner stageTeamsPrize moneyTotal Prize money
Winners of the tournaments1$ 1,32,000 million$ 1.32 million
Runner’s up1$600,000$ 600,000
Semi-finalists who lost2$300,000$600,000
Teams that get disqualified in the group stage4$70,000$280,000
Winner of each group stage match40$25,000$100,000

The chances of this prize money being increased are high because the overall prize money was increased by 75% in 2022 as compared to the 2017 T20 World Cup.

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So there you have it! Some crucial information on the two upcoming World Cups scheduled for 2023. The countries who will be participating in these tournaments have already started practicing and grooming talent for this mega event. Therefore, the fans are waiting for these tournaments with great anticipation and excitement.

2023 World Cup – FAQs

Which Country Will Host The 2023 Cricket World Cup?

As per the ICC charter, India will host the 2023 Cricket World Cup. It will be the men’s ODI World Cup and the matches will only be played at Indian venues. 

Which team has won the Men’s ODI World Cup the most number of times?

Australia has won the tournament the most number of times (5 times), followed by India and West Indies, who have won the tournament twice each. 

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No. Although the popularity of cricket is huge, cricket is not in the Olympics due to the cost and complexity of the game. Read this article to know about 5 reasons why cricket is not in the Olympics.

Who has received the most MOM awards in the Men’s ODI World Cup?

Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of winning the most MOM (Man of the Match) awards in the ODI World Cup tournaments. He participated in 463 World Cup matches and won a total of 62 MOM awards. Know why Sachin is regarded as the god of cricket?

Which country has won the most women’s T20 World Cup tournaments?

Australia has won the most number of times in women’s T20 World Cup tournaments. 

Which countries will play in World Cup 2023?

The eight teams that qualify for the World Cup 2023 (Men’s) are England, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, New Zealand, West Indies, and Australia. Two more teams will be qualifying for the 2023 World Cup.

How many teams will be there for ICC World Cup 2023?

In total, 10 teams will be playing the ICC World Cup 2023.