The 2023 ODI World Cup to be played in India will be the first and only single-country event in the history of the tournament since 1979.
Since then, all previous ODI World Cups have been co-hosted.
India had been a co-host of the mega event thrice; in 1987, 1996, and 2011.
The decision to hold the 2023 World Cup in a single country was made by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in order to reduce costs and make the tournament more accessible to fans.
India was selected as the host country because it has a large and passionate cricket following as well as international stadiums.
The 2023 World Cup will be played from October 5 to November 19 at 10 different venues across India. The final will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Here is a list of all ODI World Cups held ever and their hosts:
- 1975: England
- 1979: England
- 1983: England and Wales
- 1987: India and Pakistan
- 1992: Australia and New Zealand
- 1996: India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh
- 1999: England and Wales
- 2003: South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya
- 2007: West Indies
- 2011: India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh
- 2015: Australia and New Zealand
- 2019: England and Wales