Dubai: Zimbabwe is going to host the qualifiers of the 2023 One Day International (ODI) World Cup between June 18 and June 9, according to a revised schedule announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) due to the delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
India, the hosts of the rescheduled 2023 ODI World Cup, along with seven other top Superleague teams is going to qualify directly for the tournament which will be held in the month of October-November.
The bottom five teams from the Superleague is going to compete in the 2023 World Cup qualifier, joining the best three teams from League 2.
"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 maximise the opportunity for qualification to be decided on the field of play," the ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley said had said in a statement.
He further added, "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."
There was another announcement by the ICC- the schedule of the World League 2 and the Challenge League. According to the schedule, the World Cup League 2 ODIs will begin on March 19 next year in 2021 with Oman playing as the host to USA and Nepal in the sixth series of six ODIs.
The ICC had said, "There will be 96 ODIs played across the 14 series that is scheduled to be played in 2021 and 2022 respectively and the remaining two in early 2023."
It is confirmed that the Cricket World Cup Challenge League A will be held between August 15 to 28 next year with Canada hosting Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore and Vanuatu across a total of 15 matches.
The Cricket World Cup Challenge B is scheduled from September 1 to 14 next year with Jersey as the host to Bermuda, Hong Kong, Italy, Kenya and Uganda competing in 15 matches.