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This cricket news will surely excite fans and bettors around the world. International Cricket Council (ICC) has finally announced the new dates and venue of the long-delayed ICC Cricket World Cup series. Those people who wanted to participate in online cricket betting will still have time to prepare because the rescheduled cricket tournaments are expected to extend to 2023, with the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier confirmed to take place between June 18, to July 9, 2023.
According to a rescheduled “new-look calendar” that was announced by the ICC, Zimbabwe will host the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier.
ICC also announced the new schedule of other cricket tournaments before the Men’s Qualifiers. The Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 ODIs will return on March 19 this year with Oman, the host, currently on the top of the table with 16 points. Six ODIs will be played in the series and 96 overall across the 14 series which schedule to take place in 2021 and 2022 with two more in early 2023.
The Men’s CWC Challenge League A is also set to return this year between August 15 and 28. There will be 15 matches to be played in this series. Canada will host Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, and Vanuatu. In the said series, Canada leads Singapore on net run-rate with both teams on eight points in the standings.
The Challenge League B will be played in Jersey starting September 2021. There will be 15 matches to be played in this series. Jersey, Bermuda, Hong Kong, Italy, Kenya, and Uganda will be competing in the cricket tournament.
The final Challenge League B event has been scheduled for February 2022, while the Challenge League A is scheduled for September 2022, with 60 List A matches set to be played.
According to the statement released by ICC, the top three teams will confirm their places in the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023.
“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,” ICC explained the qualification process.
India and seven top Super League teams to play in the 2023 World Cup
ICC confirmed that the two leagues – Cricket World Cup Challenge League A and the Cricket World Cup Challenge League B – will be played simultaneously with the Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League which started in July 2020.
India, the host of Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, and the top seven Super League teams are confirmed in the 2023 World Cup which is scheduled between October to November 2023.
The bottom five teams from the Super League will play in the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.
Chris Tetley, the ICC head of events, released a statement: “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 maximize the opportunity for qualification to be decided on the field of play,” Tetley said in a statement.
“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,” he added.
Timetable of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
|Cricket Tournament||Host||Dates||Participating Teams|
|ICC Men’s CWC League 2||Oman||March 19 to 28 2021||Oman, USA, Nepal|
|ICC Men’s CWC League 2||PNG||April 14 to 24 2021||PNG, Oman, Scotland|
|ICC Men’s CWC League 2||PNG||May 13 to 23 2021||PNG, USA, Namibia|
|ICC Men’s CWC League 2||Scotland||July 2021||Scotland, Nepal, Namibia|
|ICC Men’s CWC League 2||USA||August 2021||USA, Scotland, UAE|
|ICC Men’s CWC League 2||Namibia||TBC||Namibia, Oman, UAE|
|ICC Men’s CWC League 2||UAE||December 2021||UAE, Namibia, Oman|
|ICC Men’s CWC League 2||Nepal||February 2022||Nepal, UAE, PNG|
|ICC Men’s CWC League 2||Namibia||March 15 to April 5, 2022||Namibia, Nepal, Scotland|
|ICC Men’s CWC League 2||Scotland||June 2022||Scotland, UAE, USA|
|ICC Men’s CWC League 2||USA||July 2022||USA, Nepal, Oman|
|ICC Men’s CWC League 2||Namibia||TBC||Namibia, PNG, USA|
|ICC Men’s CWC League 2||PNG||September 22 to October 2, 2022||PNG, UAE, Nepal|
|ICC Men’s CWC League 2||Oman||November 22 to December 2, 2022||Oman, Scotland, PNG|
|ICC Men’s CWC League 2||Nepal||February 2023||Nepal, Namibia, Scotland|
|ICC Men’s CWC League 2||UAE||February 2023||UAE, PNG, Nepal|
|ICC Men’s Challenge League A||Canada||August 15 to 28 2021||Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, Vanuatu|
|ICC Men’s Challenge League B||Jersey||September 1 to 14 2021||Bermuda, Hong Kong, Italy, Jersey, Kenya, Uganda|
|ICC Men’s Challenge League B||Uganda||February 2022||Bermuda, Hong Kong, Italy, Jersey, Kenya, Uganda|
|ICC Men’s Challenge League A||Malaysia||September 2022||Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, Vanuatu|
|ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League||Various||July 2020 – March 2023||Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Zimbabwe|
|ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-Off||TBC||2023||Bottom teams from Men’s CWC League 2 x4
Top teams from Challenge Leagues A and B x2
|ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier||Zimbabwe||June 18 to July 9, 2023||Bottom teams from Men’s CWC Super League x5
Top teams from Men’s CWC League 2 x3
Top teams from Men’s CWC Qualifier Play-Off x2
|ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023||India||October – 26 November 2023||Top teams from Men’s CWC Super League x7
Top teams from Men’s CWC Qualifier x2