ICC has announced the dates and venue for the 2023 ODI World Cup Qualifiers. The event will be hosted by Zimbabwe starting from June 18 to July 9, 2023. The mega-event will take place in India.
As per the rules, the hosts along with the top seven teams will directly qualify for the tournament. But, other teams will have to fight for their spot in the qualifiers that will be played in Zimbabwe. And, the bottom five teams will lock horns in the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe, along with the top three teams from League 2.
ICC Makes Big Announcement For 2023 ODI World Cup
COVID-19 outbreak has hit the normal life to an extreme extent. And, the same scenario was with sporting events. So, ICC has finally rescheduled 96 ODIs and 60 List A games and they have taken a pledge to maintain the safety of each and every individual going ahead in the future.
“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,” in a statement. released, Chris Tetley, ICC head of events said.
“After the 21 tri-series in League 2 have been completed, the top three teams will confirm 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 – which is a repechage event to the Global Qualifier – and will be joined by the winner of Challenge League A and B.
“The top two teams from the Play-Off – which has also been rescheduled to 2023 – will keep their hopes alive of participating in India 2023, by qualifying for the Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023,” the statement added.