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2027 Cricket World Cup

2027 ICC Cricket World Cup
DatesOctober – November 2027
Administrator(s)International Cricket Council
Cricket formatOne Day International
Tournament format(s)Round Robin and Knockout
Host(s)
Participants14
Matches54
2023
2031

The 2027 ICC Cricket World Cup will be the 14th edition of the Cricket World Cup, a quadrennial One Day International (ODI) cricket tournament contested by men's national teams and organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC). It is scheduled to be played in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Namibia in October and November 2027.[1] This will be the second time that South Africa and Zimbabwe will have co-hosted the tournament, after the 2003 edition, while Namibia will host it for the first time. The tournament will expand to 14 teams,[2] and will have the same format that was used during the 2003 edition.[3] Australia are the defending champions, having defeated India in the final of the previous edition.

Qualification

South Africa and Zimbabwe as co-hosts along with the top eight teams in the ICC ODI rankings as of 31 March 2027[4] will qualify directly for the competition, while the remaining four spots will be decided through global qualifier tournaments.[4] Although Namibia will co-host the competition for the first time, they will not be guaranteed a spot because they are not a full ICC member, and as a result they will have to go through the standard qualification pathway.[5]

Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Venues Total
times
qualified
Last
time
qualified
Previous best
performance
Number of
teams
 South Africa co-hosts 16 November 2021 10 2023 Semi-Finals (1992, 1999, 2007, 2015, 2023) 2
 Zimbabwe 10 2015 Super 6s (1999, 2003)
TBD ICC Men's ODI Team Rankings
(Top 8 teams, excluding the hosts)
31 March 2027 Various 8
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD 2026 Cricket World Cup Qualifier TBD TBD 4
TBD
TBD
TBD
Total 14

Format

The competition will use two groups of seven teams, with the top three teams in each group progressing to a Super Six stage, followed by semi-finals and a final. Each team in a group will play all the other sides in the same group once.[6] The format was previously used in the 2003 edition. However, a modified version of points carry forward (PCF) from 1999 edition will be re-introduced in the 2027 edition.[citation needed]

Venues

On 10 April 2024, Cricket South Africa confirmed the eight shortlisted venues for the tournament.[7] Pholetsi Moseki, CEO of the board told that out of eleven ICC accredited venues in South Africa, the final eight venues were selected based off of various factors like availability of airports and hotel accomodations.[8]

Venue City Country Capacity Matches
Boland Park Paarl South Africa 10,000
Buffalo Park East London South Africa 16,000
Centurion Park Centurion South Africa 22,000
Kingsmead Cricket Ground Durban South Africa 25,000
Mangaung Oval Bloemfontein South Africa 20,000
Newlands Cricket Ground Cape Town South Africa 25,000
St George's Park Cricket Ground Gqeberha South Africa 19,000
Wanderers Stadium Johannesburg South Africa 34,000

References

  1. ^ "USA to stage T20 World Cup: 2024-2031 ICC Men's tournament hosts confirmed". t20worldcup.com. Retrieved 19 February 2023.
  2. ^ "Cricket World Cup to revert to 14 teams from 2027". The Hindu. 1 June 2021. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 19 February 2023.
  3. ^ "The Old Super Six Format Returns, Look At Changed ICC Cricket World Cup Rules". news.abplive.com. 1 June 2021. Retrieved 22 April 2023.
  4. ^ a b "2025 Champions Trophy qualification at stake during ODI World Cup". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 30 October 2023.
  5. ^ "ICC announces qualification pathway for 2027 World Cup | News". www.cricket.com. 13 November 2022. Retrieved 14 March 2023.
  6. ^ "ICC announces expansion of global events". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  7. ^ "Wanderers, Kingsmead, Newlands confirmed as venues for 2027 ODI World Cup: Report". Firstpost. Retrieved 11 April 2024.
  8. ^ "ODI World Cup 2027: Wanderers, Kingsmead, Newlands among eight SA venues". Business Standard. Retrieved 11 April 2024.
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