ICC Cricket Worldcup 2023 Venue
ICC Cricket Worldcup 2023 Venue
Hey cricket lovers!!
There's a good news for all Indians that the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will be hosted by India. In June 2013, India was selected as the host at an International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting in London.

In this cricket world cup tournaments, this will be the 13th Cricket World Cup tournament. And, It will be the 4th time for the india that it will be the host. From the history, it is 1st time that India is going to host the ICC Cricket Worldcup 2023 on it's own.

4 Main Indian stadiums which could host 2023 World Cup Final

According to news, this upcoming 2023 ICC world cup could be hosted by 4 main Indian stadiums.

Now we cannot get back to another edition, as after the breathtaking Worldcup 2019 finale to a massively entertaining World Cup. And, according to news, ICC have selected India as the hosts of the 2023 Cricket World Cup while the premier tournament is far away. If you might know, in the earlier editions, the Melbourne Cricket Ground also consider3d as an iconic cricket grounds and the Lord's have hosted the finals.

The last world cup final which was hosted by the Melbourne Cricket Ground and it saw Australia defeat New Zealand to lift the cup for the 5th time. 50-over world cup was hosted last time by India and history was made at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai because at that time, India became the first team to win the World Cup in its home turf.

India got the rights for the upcoming entire tournament which is scheduled to be hosted in the year 2023. And it is because, India, Sri-Lanka and Bangladesh hosted the 2011 World Cup. 
India is the second largest country according to population and now it is the home to a plethora of stadiums. So, here are the top 4 candidates which are for hosting the finale of ICC Cricket Worldcup 2023.

#4 M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 

  • Address:Cubbon Rd, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Capacity:40,000
  • Ends:Pavilion Eng, BEML End
  • Association Name:Karnataka Cricket Association
  • Floodlights:Yes
Actually, it is originally named the Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium, but the ground was renamed later on after M Chinnaswamy. M chinnaswami was the president of the Indian board from the year 1977 to 1980, and he was also involved in the administration of Karnataka cricket teams for four decades. In May 1969, the foundation for the construction of the stadium was laid. And then in the year 1970, building began.

One of the premier cricket stadium of India is the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. The M.chinnaswamy Stadium is located in the heart of the city of Bangalore, in Karnataka. This stadium can fit approximately 40000 audiences or spectators during a match. 

Since 2000, Our premier cricket stadium I.e. The Chinnaswamy Stadium is also having their own India’s National Cricket Academy which is well known to the Indian cricket lovers.

This stadium has a feature of its land. The pitch is said to be bouncy and pacy, that is why it is very unprecedented when you take into consideration that in India, stadium pitches generally assist spinners.

Many new cricket players have passed out of this academy which is housed on this ground and it is because the BCCI chose Bangalore as the center for the national cricket academy in 2000.

Every new things is tested first, so the stadium was given Test status in 1974-75. After the completion of it, they hosted West Indies in the opening match, although the stadium was only half-built. 

That match was the first debut of two West Indian greats who are Gordon Greenidge and Viv Richards. When India went down to Pakistan in the series decider in 1987, this stadium also played host to Sunil Gavaskar's swansong innings.

The stadium was renovated before the two sides met each other again in another titanic encounter in 1996. When flood lights were installed for the first time. Since then, Bangalore has proved to be a lucky place for visiting teams with Australia, South Africa and Pakistan winning crucial games. 

Historic series of South Africa's win in 2000. Inzamam's century in his 100th Test, Michael Clarke's sensational hundred on debut, and Anil Kumble's 400th Test wicket have been the highlights over the last decade.

#3 Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Address: Mumbai, India

Mumbai Cricket Association, Wankhede Stadium, D Road, Churchgate, Mumbai - 400020 (Phone: 022 2281 1795/7876/9910)

Mumbai, it is considered as the traditional cricket capital of India. It has hosted Test matches at three different grounds. From which the first one is The Bombay Gymkhana ground which has hosted the first Test in India, in 1933 to 1934 against England. 

The Cricket Club of India's Brabourne Stadium was used for 17 Tests after the world war-II. 

However, due to a dispute between the Bombay Cricket Association and the Cricket Club of India (whose ground is the Brabourne Stadium), the BCA built the 45000-capacity Wankhede Stadium, no more than a mile away.

The Wankhede Stadium hosted its first Test in the year of 1974 - 75 season when West Indies visited India. 

India lost by 201 runs, Clive Lloyd scored an unbeaten 242 and in Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi's last hurrah. 

There was a fan from the crowd who went in to the ground just to greet Lloyed and unfortunately the police treated him roughly so it was resulted in to the crowd disturbance at that match. 

Here, India's first victory against New Zealand was posted two seasons later. The stadium has been the place of some great innings such as Alvin Kallicharan's 187 against the West Indies and Sunil Gavaskar's 205 in the same game in the year 1978-79 series and all-round heroics led by Ian Botham's century
Then, 13 wickets in the Jubilee Test in 1980, which England won by 10 wickets.

Incidentally Ravi Shastri's six sixes in an over off Baroda's Tilak Raj en route to the then fastest double-hundred in first-class cricket was on this ground in 1984-85.

In Vinod kambli's third test, he scored 224 against England and it was highest score in the match in 1992-93. 

As its location is at seaside, the Wankhede stadium really helped swing bowlers as they got a fair amount of assistance during the early part of their each and every day. It has also helped again during the final session when the sea breeze set in. However, these effects reduced somewhat when the stands were rebuilt before the upcoming tournament as the 2011 World Cup to be hosted. 

The red soil of this stadium shows or ensures some help for the spinners during the last few days of the five day game. However, the pitch is traditionally been full of runs. 

In the 2005, there was a test match of Idnia against Australia where India won the match but still there is somethig that you should know: Due to the low bounce of ball, it has helped India to win in just three days even though almost a whole day was lost because of rain. 

The Wankhede Stadium has stands named after those legendary Mumbai cricketers such as Sunil Gavaskar, Vijay Merchant and Sachin Tendulkar.

#2 Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
  • Address:Eden Garden Rd, Kolkata, West Bengal 700021
  • Capacity:80,000
  • Ends:High Court End, Pavilion End
  • Association Name:The Cricket Association of Bengal
  • Floodlights:Yes

Do you know one thing more that the Eden garden remains cricket's answer along with the MCG to the Coliseum. In Eden garden, in the time of infancy of India's cricket, it first hosted a Test match, with Douglas Jardine's team easing to victory inside four days in 1934.

And from that moment of victory, the Eden garden has become important place of pilgrimage for most international cricketers.

At times though, the enthusiasm has reduced excessively, with riots disrupting matches against the Australia (from 1966 to 67) and West Indies (from 1966 to 67), and a shameful exhibition of vulgarity causing the World Cup semi-final against Sri Lanka (1996) to be called off with the visitors on the threshold of victory.

It may not be known to you that the Eden Gardens is the largest cricket stadium in India but third-largest in the world in consideration of seating capacity.

It is also widely considered to be one of the most iconic cricket stadiums in the world.

And as I previously said, it has been called “cricket’s answer to the Coliseum".

In 2001, It played host to the iconic India-Australia Test series. And in that match, VVS Laxman scored 281. which remained the highest score at the ground. The pitch of Eden Gardens was on the slower side and good for batting, and it was also assisting spin bowlers effectively.

In March 2001 VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid set the stage for greatest victory against Australia which is also known as come-from-behind victory of modern times. And it was the 17th straight test win at that time.

In fact, after that time, unforgettable men named as Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumbke came and their great skills in spinning of balls inspired famous victories against pakistan and Australia. And it was lucky charm for India.

Before 2011, the Eden garden was renovated due to the upcoming world cup 2011. During this timing, it was decided to host four group-stage matches including one between England and India on the date 27th of February.

But unfortunately the India vs England match was announced by ICC to be shifted from Eden garden because they felt that the ground would not be properly ready for the match.

#1 Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

  • Address:Near City Gold Cinema, Motera Rd, Motera, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380005
  • Capacity:1,10,000
  • Ends:Adani Pavilion End, GMDC End
  • Association Name:Gujarat Cricket Association
  • Floodlights:Yes
After the freedom fighter Sardar vallabhbhai patel, this stadium is given the name. Sardar Patel Stadium is one of the Premier cricket stadiums of India and it is located in Motera, Ahmedabad.

Sardar patel stadium of Ahmedabad is built on the banks of Sabarmati river. And the stadium was established in 1982. In 2006, it was renovated just earlier of the Champions Trophy. And at there, three new pitches and one new outfield were laid. The state of the art floodlights and covered stands were also added there.

In 1983, sardar patel stadium hosted the first test match and it has been the witness to some of the memorable Indian feasts.

In the year between 1986 to 87, Sunil Gavaskar got 10,000 test runs here in the match against of Pakistan. And after 7 years of it, Kapil Dev nailed his 432nd victim to go past Richard Hadlee as test cricket's leading wicket-taker.

Sardar patel stadium has a feature which helps bowlers but however it has been show to host a lot of competitive matches which showed almost even contest between bat and ball.

If you may not know about the fact that the Sardar patel stadium is owned by Ahmedabad Municipal corporation. The location of this stadium is the heart of the Ahmedabad city and that is why easier to reach from all over the sides for audiences.

Although it is mainly used for hosting cricket matches but still it has also been known to host a number of programs which have been arranged by Guharat government. 

  History & Devlopment of sardarpatel Stadium (Motera Stadium), Ahmedabad 

The province Bombay had gifted about 80000 sq yards of land to our cricket club of Ahmedabad just for constructing a great and grand cricket stadium and also a club house in early 1950s. And at that time, CCA (Cricket Club of Ahmedabad) handed over this project to the Ahmedabad Municipal corporation along with the land at a token price. And with that, they agreed to have a separate management for the clubhouse and stadium. There is something to know more here that they also agreed that the original members of Cricket Club of Ahmedabad would make a new club which has been known as thhebSports Club of Gujarat Ltd.

Leading industrialist and former mayor of the Ahmedabad city Sheth Chinubhai Chimanbhai hired the most world famous architect Charles Correa for designing both the Club house as well as the stadium.

Charles Correa, who was the master of modern progressive architecture also known for his design of Gandhi Ashram which is located on the banks of Sabarmati River. Gandhi Ashram is the existing manifestation of Gandhian philosophy. There is one more fact which will amaze you that the entire roof of this huge stadium with the seating capacity of nearly 50,000 people is designed to be supported on only one point. Isn't it amazing!!!

This stadium is very unique in India according to its structure as it has no pillar means it is pillar less stadium. Only one wing could be completed due to unforeseen circumstances.

You should also know the other founder members who were Narottam K jhaveri, Jayntilal chimanlal kusumgar, Martandrai G. Shastri, Jitendra Jiwanlal Thakore, Hariprasad Keshariprasad Thakore & Ramanlal C. Parikh.

After a great renovation, as of 2020, Sardar patel stadium is the largest cricket stadium in the world. And overall it is second-largest stadium. Now, it has a seating capacity of 110,000 audiences.

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