The International cricket council (ICC) has rescheduled all the qualifying matches of men’s cricket world cup 2023. A total of 20 series has been rescheduled by ICC which will be played ahead of 2023 men’s 50 overs world cup. The qualifying matches were listed to be played in 2020 but had it be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The ICC has now published a new calendar for all the qualifiers in the pathway to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India. The world cup qualifiers will now be conducted in Zimbabwe between 18 June and 9 July 2023. The next ODI world cup will be played in India in 2023 between October-November.
ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifying Matches Rescheduled
Also, the men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 ODIs will return from on 19 March 2021 with Oman facing the USA. This will be the 6th series of the world cup league 2 as 5 series have already been played in the last two years. There will be 96 ODIs played across the 14 series that is scheduled to be played in 2021 and 2022 respectively and the remaining two in February 2023.
The Men’s CWC Challenge League A will return between 15 and 28 August 2021 when Canada will host Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore and Vanuatu. Overall 15 matches will be played in the second of the three Challenge League A events.
Meanwhile, Challenge League B will return between 1 and 14 September 2021. The remaining 15 matches will be conducted with Jersey hosting Bermuda, Hong Kong, Italy, Kenya and Uganda. ICC has scheduled Challenge League B event for February 2022 and A for September 2022, with 60 List-A matches still to be played.
After the conclusion of 21 series, the top three teams will book their place in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023. The bottom four teams will drop into the Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-Off 2023 and will be joined by Challenge League A and B. All events are subject to COVID-19 arrangements if required at that time.
“When we rescheduled the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 to October and November 2023 it enabled us to extend the window for qualification events to take place and thereby ensure we maximise the opportunity for qualification to be decided on the field of play. We have worked very closely with Members and stakeholders to reschedule 96 ODIs and 60 List-A matches and will continue to maintain the safety of participants in our events as our highest priority”, ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley