The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 will be India’s 13th edition of the 50-over World Cup.
Moreover, for the fourth time in its history, India will host the quadrennial tournament, which will take place in 2023.
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Format
Ten teams will compete for the prestigious trophy. The structure will be similar to that of the 2019 event in England and Wales, with a round-robin stage followed by knockouts.
However, in the round-robin stage, all ten teams will compete against each other once. A win gets the winning team two points in every match, while a tie earns both teams one point.
The top four teams from the round-robin stage will advance to the semi-finals.
The winners of the two successive semi-finals will compete in the final to determine the champion.
The main qualification road for the event will be the ICC Cricket WC Super League 2020-23.
However, the top seven teams in the CWCSL table, as well as India, who will automatically qualify as hosts, will get direct entry into the event.
Additionally, the top five teams from the CWCSL table, the top three teams from the ICC Cricket WC League 2, and the top two teams from the 2023 WC Qualifier Play-off will then compete in the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier to determine the World Cup’s final two teams.
History of World Cup
However, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 will be the tournament’s 13th edition. The first competition was held in 1975 in England.
Moreover, this will be India’s fourth time hosting the tournament, and the first time it will be the only host. They have shared the tournament’s hosting duties in 1987, 1996, and 2011.
Additionally, England enters the tournament as the defending champions, having won the trophy on home soil in 2019 after defeating New Zealand in a thrilling final at Lord’s.
However, Australia is the most successful side in Cricket World Cup history, having won the tournament a record five times.
The tournament has been won twice by the West Indies and India, and once by England, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
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