The 2023 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup marks the 13th edition of this quadrennial One Day International (ODI) cricket tournament, organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). India is hosting the event, which commenced on October 5 and is slated to conclude on November 19, 2023. The defending champions, England, clinched the title in the 2019 edition by defeating New Zealand in the final at Lord's, London.
Ten national teams are participating, all of whom qualified through the 2023 Cricket World Cup qualification process. India qualified as the host nation, while Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand, Pakistan, and South Africa secured their spots via the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. The Netherlands and Sri Lanka earned the final two places through the qualifier tournament held in Zimbabwe in June and July 2023. Notably, West Indies missed out on qualification for the first time in their history.
This edition of the tournament is significant as it marks the first time India is solely hosting the men's Cricket World Cup. In the past, they co-hosted the event in 1987, 1996, and 2011 with other nations. The matches are being played across ten different stadiums in ten cities across India. The first and second semi-finals are scheduled at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and Eden Gardens in Kolkata, respectively. The final match will be held at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
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