ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Stadiums – Unveiling the Epic Venues and schedule

The most anticipated cricket tournament is set to begin on October 5th, featuring defending champions England and runner-up team New Zealand in the opening match at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The final showdown will also take place at the same venue on November 19th.

This ODI tournament will span across ten different venues, ranging from the southern to the northern regions of the country. Let’s delve into some details about these stadiums:

Arun Jaitley Stadium

  • Location: New Delhi
  • Capacity: 55,000
  • Inauguration: 1883
  • Noteworthy for hosting iconic matches, including Anil Kumble’s historic feat of taking all 10 wickets in a Test innings against Pakistan in February 1999. It has often been a host for World Cup matches when India is the host.
October 7South Africa vs Sri Lanka
October 11India vs Afghanistan
October 15England vs Afghanistan
October 25Australia vs Netherlands
November 6Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

Wankhede Stadium

  • Location: Mumbai
  • Capacity: 33,000
  • Inauguration: 1974
England vs South AfricaOctober 21
South Africa vs BangladeshOctober 24
India vs Sri LankaNovember 2
Australia vs AfghanistanNovember 7
First Semi-FinalNovember 15

Muthiah Annamalai (M A) Chidambaram Stadium

  • Location: Chennai
  • Capacity: 38,000
  • Inauguration: 191
  • Situated near the picturesque Marina Beach along the Bay of Bengal, this stadium is known for its passionate cricket fans. The pitch favors spinners.
October 8India vs Australia
October 13New Zealand vs Bangladesh
October 18New Zealand vs Afghanistan
October 23Pakistan vs Afghanistan
October 27Pakistan vs South Africa

Narendra Modi Stadium

  • Location: Ahmedabad
  • Capacity: 132,000
  • Inauguration: 1983
  • The world’s largest cricket stadium will host the ICC World Cup’s opening game and the highly anticipated India vs. Pakistan match.
England vs New ZealandOctober 5
India vs PakistanOctober 14
England vs AustraliaNovember 4
South Africa vs AfghanistanNovember 10
FinalNovember 19

Eden Gardens

  • Location: Kolkata
  • Capacity: 68,000
  • Inauguration: 1864
  • One of the oldest cricket stadiums, it hosted the 1987 World Cup. Located near the Hooghly river and Kolkata Maidan.
October 28Netherlands vs Bangladesh
October 31Pakistan vs Bangladesh
November 5India vs South Africa
November 11England vs Pakistan
November 16Second Semi-Final

MCA International Stadium

  • Location: Pune
  • Capacity: 37,000
  • Inauguration: 2012
  • Hosting its first-ever World Cup game on October 9th, featuring India and Bangladesh.
India vs BangladeshOctober 19
Afghanistan vs Sri LankaOctober 30
New Zealand vs South AfricaNovember 1
England vs NetherlandsNovember 8
Australia vs BangladeshNovember 11

M Chinnaswamy Stadium

  • Location: Bengaluru
  • Capacity: 40,000
  • Inauguration: 1972
October 20Australia vs Pakistan
October 26England vs Sri Lanka
November 4New Zealand vs Pakistan
November 9New Zealand vs Sri Lanka
November 12India vs Netherlands

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium

  • Location: Dharamsala
  • Capacity: 23,000
  • Inauguration: 2003
  • Offers a breathtaking view of the Himalayan mountains.
October 7Bangladesh vs Afghanistan
October 10England vs Bangladesh
October 17South Africa vs Netherlands
October 22India vs New Zealand
October 28Australia vs New Zealand

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

  • Location: Hyderabad
  • Capacity: 39,200
  • Inauguration: 2005
October 6Pakistan vs Netherlands
October 9New Zealand vs Netherlands
October 10Pakistan vs Sri Lanka

BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium

Location: Lucknow
Capacity: 50,000
Inauguration: 2017

October 12Australia vs South Africa
October 16Australia vs Sri Lanka
October 21Netherlands vs Sri Lanka
October 29India vs England
November 3Netherlands vs Afghanistan

These diverse venues promise an exciting and memorable ICC World Cup tournament, showcasing the rich cricketing heritage of India

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