From February 9 to March 26, 2023, the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup will be held. India will be host country of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. It will be the 13th men’s Cricket World Cup event and will also celebrate the first occasion that India alone will host the event.
This will be India’s first hosting of the cricket tournament alone. This was chosen at a London conference of the International Cricket Council. In all three past occasions, India co-hosted the World Cup with its neighboring countries. The nation earlier held the three-time tournament (1987, 1996, 2011) but co-hosted it with its Asian neighbors every time.
Similar to the 2019 World Cup, 10 members will also be taking part in the 2023 World Cup. The leading 7-ranked members will automatically be promoted together with India for the World Cup, while the rest two members will take their position in the game by passing through the qualifying round of the World Cup.
England held the majority of World Cups–a sum of 5 (1975, 1979, 1983, 1999 and 2019). They are also the only nation that held the event in 1975 and 1979 alone as they co-hosted the versions of 1983, 1999 and 2019 together with Ireland, the Netherlands, Scotland and Wales. The 1987 World Cup stands the first version in India and Pakistan to be held back from England.
Before the 2011 World Cup, which was won by India, the country hosted the 1996 version.
The 1987 World Cup was the tournament’s first version not organized by England. India and Pakistan organized the event together. Pakistan was also a co-host in the 2011 World Cup tournament but was deprived of its position following an assault on the bus transporting the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore in 2009 owing to an unstable safety scenario.
The 2011 World Cup game took place at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, where India raised the World Cup trophy 28 years after the first triumph, becoming the first home nation to receive the championship.