World Cup 2027 / Matches will be held on these 8 grounds - big announcement regarding venue

Zoom News : Apr 11, 2024, 06:00 AM
World Cup 2027: Three countries will jointly organize the ODI World Cup 2027. These include South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia. World Cup 2027 will be played in October-November. Eight top cricket grounds in South Africa have been confirmed to host the ODI World Cup 2027. These include Wanderers of Johannesburg, Kingsmead of Durban and Newlands of Cape Town.

The presence of rooms and airport was also observed

According to South Africa's 'News 24' website, Cricket South Africa CEO Pholetsi Moseki said that the venues have been decided keeping in mind the availability of hotel rooms and the airport. CEO Foletsi Moseki further said that it was a difficult decision for them to leave the three grounds in Benoni, JB Marks Oval and Diamond Oval. He said that we have 11 ICC recognized stadiums so it was difficult to leave three. But a lot of things were taken into consideration. Apart from the venue of the event, the presence of a training center around it was also an important issue.

These grounds got hosting

The main venues for the tournament in South Africa will be Wanderers, Pretoria's Centurion Park, Kingsmead, St George's Park in Gkeberha, Paarl's Boland Park and Newlands, while Bloemfontein's Mangaung Oval and East London's Buffalo Park will also host some matches. Other matches will be held in tournament co-hosts Zimbabwe and Namibia

14 teams will participate in ODI World Cup 2023

South Africa and Zimbabwe have qualified directly as hosts. But Namibia will have to go through the African qualifiers. 14 teams will participate in the ODI World Cup 2027. The top eight teams in the ICC ODI rankings will qualify directly for the tournament while the remaining four spots will be determined by the Global Qualifier tournament. The tournament will have two groups of 7 teams each.