Wankhede Stadium, Eden Gardens prone to host 2023 ODI World Cup semifinals

 Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium and the Eden Gardens in Kolkata — each iconic venues — have emerged because the frontrunners to host the 2 semifinals of the 2023 World Cup.

This implies the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai — one other venue with a wealthy legacy — may lose out on organising one of many greatest video games of the ODI showpiece.

“Mumbai’s Wankhede and Kolkata’s Eden Gardens are two probably venues for the World Cup semi finals. Earlier, Chennai was additionally within the race but it surely appears Eden is barely forward now,” a BCCI supply advised PTI on Monday.

“One of many causes might be the November climate in Chennai the place there may be at all times probability of rain.”

Twelve internet hosting associations have been referred to as in Mumbai on Monday to debate the main points and finalise the venues earlier than Tuesday’s official announcement.

If India qualify for the semifinals, they’ll play their last-four stage recreation in Mumbai.

The Wankhede Stadium hosted the ultimate of the 2011 World Cup, through which a Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led India beat Sri Lanka to finish a 28-year-old title drought, whereas the Eden Gardens performed host to the summit showdown between Australia and England within the 1987 version, through which the previous nation prevailed.

There might be 10 groups at this yr’s World Cup. As hosts, India have certified immediately, as have Afghanistan, Australia, England, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Pakistan, and South Africa via the 2020-2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Tremendous League.

Two different groups will make it to the World Cup via the World Cup Qualifiers, which is being at present performed in Zimbabwe.

Aside from former champions Sri Lanka and the West Indies, the Qualifiers additionally function Eire, Nepal, the Netherlands, Oman, Scotland, the UAE, the USA, and hosts Zimbabwe.

On the World Cup in India, the ten groups will play one another as soon as in a round-robin league that includes 45 matches.

These might be adopted by the semi-finals and the ultimate.

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Up to date: 26 Jun 2023, 09:28 PM IST