Men’s World Cup qualifying dates postponed to June-July 2023 © Getty
In a change to the qualifying dates for the 2023 Men’s World Cup, which will be played in India, the International Cricket Council has announced Zimbabwe as the venue for the qualifiers, which will run from June 18 to July 9, 2023.
India, the hosts and the top seven World Super League teams will directly qualify for the final event of the 2023 World Cup, while the last five Super League teams will play in qualifying for the 2023 Cricket World Cup, joining to the best three teams in League 2.
“When we rescheduled the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in October and November 2023, it allowed us to extend the window for qualifying events and thus ensure we maximize the opportunity for qualification to be decided on the pitch. game, “Chris Tetley, Head of ICC Events, said in a statement. “We have worked closely with members and stakeholders to reschedule 96 ODI and 60 A-List matches and will continue to keep attendee safety at our events as our top priority.”
Meanwhile, the ODI Cricket World Cup League 2 will be played from March 19, 2021, starting with the United States playing against Oman and Nepal, in a series of six ODI. By early 2023, 96 ODI will be played in 14 series.
The Challenge League A Cricket World Cup will be played in August next year, with Canada hosting Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore and Vanuatu, for a total of 15 games. The Challenge A final was scheduled for September 2022.
The CWC Challenge League B will be held in Jersey in September 2021, with Bermuda, Hong Kong, Italy, Kenya and Uganda competing in 15 games, with the final event taking place in February 2022.
These two championships will race together with the World Cricket Super League.
Explaining the qualification process, the ICC said in a statement on Wednesday (December 16): “After the 21 League 2 tri series have been completed, the top three teams will confirm their place in the Cricket World Cup qualifiers. 2023 Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifying Playoffs – which is a repechage event for Global Qualifiers – and will be joined by Challenge League winner A and B.
“The top two teams in the Play-Off – which has also been rescheduled to 2023 – will keep their hopes of participating in India 2023 alive, qualifying for the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.”