Hello cricket fanatics, we bring glad tidings your way, International Cricket Council has just confirmed the schedule for ICC Men’s World Cup Qualifier 2023 which will begin next month. 10 teams have been selected that will compete in the World Cup Qualifiers, which will take place in Zimbabwe. The results of the Qualifiers will decide which two teams will secure the final spots in the ICC Cricket world cup, which will be held in October in India.
ICC Men’s World Cup Qualifier groups
Starting from 18 June to 9 July 2023 the ten teams will compete in the ICC Cricket World Cup qualifiers. On opening day viewers will witness a match between host Zimbabwe and Nepal.
Matches will be played across four Venus in Harare and Bulawayo, i.e., Harare Sports Club and Takashinga Cricket Club in Harare and Queen’s Sports Club and Bulawayo Athletic Club in Bulawayo
The 10 teams have been broken down into two groups, namely, Group A and Group B. The teams from both groups will compete until the top three teams from each group are selected and are progressed to the Super Six stage.
In the Super Six stage, teams will face sides they haven’t faced in the group matches and the stage will end will the selection of the top two teams that will progress to ICC World Cup 2023.
|Group A||Group B|
|West Indies||Sri Lanka|
|United states||United Arab Emirates|
ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier Fixtures
|Tuesday, 13th June||West Indies vs ScotlandZimbabwe vs OmanNepal vs UAESri Lanka Vs NetherlandsIreland vs USA||Harare (HSC)Harare (TAK)Harare (OH)Bulawayo (QSC)Bulawayo (BAC)|
|Tuesday, 15th June||Nepal vs OmanWest Indies vs UAEZimbabwe vs ScotlandIreland vs NetherlandsSri Lanka vs USA||Harare (HSC)Harare (TAK)Harare (OH)Bulawayo (QSC)Bulawayo (BAC)|
|Sunday, 18th June||Zimbabwe vs NepalWest indies vs USA||Harare (HSC)Harare (TAK)|
|Monday, 19th June||Sri Lanka vs UAEIreland vs Oman||Bulawayo (QSC)Bulawayo (BAC)|
|Tuesday, 20th June||Zimbabwe vs NetherlandsNepal vs USA||Harare (HSC)Harare (TAK)|
|Wednesday, 21st June||Ireland vs ScotlandOman vs UAE||Bulawayo (QSC)Bulawayo (BAC)|
|Thursday, 22nd June||West indies vs NepalNetherlands vs USA||Harare (HSC)Harare (TAK)|
|Friday, 23rd June||Sri Lanka vs OmanScotland vs UAE||Bulawayo (QSC)Bulawayo (BAC)|
|Saturday, 24th June||Zimbabwe vs West IndiesNetherlands vs Nepal||Harare (HSC)Harare (TAK)|
|Sunday, 25th June||Sri Lanka vs IrelandScotland vs Oman||Bulawayo (QSC)Bulawayo (BAC)|
|Monday, 26th June||Zimbabwe vs USAWest Indies vs Netherlands||Harare (HSC)Harare (TAK)|
|Tuesday, 27th June||Sri Lanka vs ScotlandIreland vs UAE||Bulawayo (QSC)Bulawayo (BAC)|
|Super Six, Play-off and Final|
|Thursday, 29th June||A2 vs B2||Bulawayo (QSC)|
|Friday, 30th June||A3 vs B1(Play-off) A5 vs B4 (Play-off)||Bulawayo (QSC)Harare (TAK)|
|Saturday, 1st July||A1 vs B3||Harare (HSC)|
|Sunday, 2nd July||A2 vs B1(Play-off) A4 vs B5 (Play-off)||Bulawayo (QSC)Harare (TAK)|
|Monday, 3rd July||A3 vs B2||Harare (HSC)|
|Tuesday, 4th July||A2 vs B3(Play-off) 7th vs 8th (Play-off)||Bulawayo (QSC)Harare (TAK)|
|Wednesday, 5th July||A1 vs B2||Harare (HSC)|
|Thursday, 6th July||A3 vs B3(Play-off) 9th vs 10th (Play-off)||Bulawayo (QSC)Harare (TAK)|
|Friday, 7th July||A1 vs B1||Harare (HSC)|
|Sunday, 9th July||Final||Harare (HSC)|
The adrenalin is pumping, and the stakes are high. Stay tuned to find out who will win and who will ne left behind. The Chief Executive of ICC, Geoff Allardice said:
“The countdown to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is entering the final stages and this event presents an incredible opportunity for teams to earn a place in the pinnacle event of one day cricket. The stakes don’t get any bigger in what will be a very competitive event enjoyed by fans looking to see who will join the eight teams that have already booked their tickets to India.
“With two former Men’s Cricket World Cup champions among the contenders as well as emerging cricket nations who are aiming to qualify for the first time, this unique event, featuring teams from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe will be a showcase of theglobal game.”