Numerous spectacular sporting events are scheduled for 2023. While cricket fans prepare for the IPL 2023 (men’s and women’s), the 50-over Men’s World Cup, and the Women’s T20 World Cup, tennis fans will get to enjoy the four main tournaments. Every major sport has something to offer fans in 2023.
The Indian Cricket Team, captained by Rohit Sharma, failed to bring home an ICC trophy in 2022. The last time India won an ICC trophy was ten years ago. But in 2023, when the ODI World Cup starts, they’ll have another opportunity to end the losing run. Examine the key athletic occasions scheduled for the upcoming year.
The Australian Open, which will be held in Melbourne from January 16 to 29, will be the first major sports event of 2023. The competition will be held for the 111th time this year. The men’s singles competition was won by Rafael Nadal last year, while Ashleigh Barty won the women’s singles competition and shortly thereafter announced her retirement.
Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup
The 15th edition of the quadrennial global championship, which will take place from January 13 to January 29, will feature men’s hockey. It will be contested in the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar and the still-under-construction Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela, India. There will be 26 teams competing, including the reigning champions Belgium and the hosts India.
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup
The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup will have its eighth edition in 2023. South Africa will host it from February 10 to February 26. The current champion is Australia, a five-time champion. Group 2 includes India, Pakistan, Ireland, the West Indies, and England.
IPL 2023 (Women’s)
The inaugural Women’s IPL, which will take place in March, will come after the Women’s T20 World Cup. The dates have not yet been decided. Five teams will participate in the BCCI-instituted competition.
IPL 2023 (Men’s)
The T20 extravaganza’s sixteenth season will be the Indian Premier League in 2023. The Gujarat Titans, who triumphed in the competition last year, will want to continue their winning ways this year. The home and away format, in which each club plays an equal number of games at home and away, will be back in the IPL in 2023, the dates for which have not yet been determined. The Covid19 epidemic led to the discontinuation of this format.
Rafael Nadal will be the reigning champion in Roland-Garros 2023, which begins on May 28. Last year, Nadal won the French Open for the 14th time. Iga Swiatek will be defending her title in the Women’s Singles. The competition will finish on June 11.
AFC Asian Cup
From June 16 to July 16, Qatar, which most recently hosted the FIFA World Cup, will play host to the Asian Cup for the third time. There will be 24 national teams competing in the every four years international men’s football Asian tournament, including India, who will be making their fifth participation. India’s greatest performance in the competition came in 1964 when they placed second.
Wimbledon, the world’s oldest and largest tennis competition, begins on July 3 and continues until July 16. Eleba Rybaina will defend her women’s singles championship this year while Novak Djokovic won the men’s singles title last year.
FIFA Women’s World Cup
The ninth FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will take place in Australia and New Zealand, will take place from July 20 to August 20. The event will include 32 competing nations. The reigning champion is the four-time winner, the USA.
The US Open, the year’s fourth and last Grand Slam, will take place in New York City from August 28 to September 10. The men’s and women’s reigning champions are Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek, respectively.
IAAF World Championships
Budapest, Hungary is set to host the 19th World Athletics Championships, which will run from August 19 to August 27. Indian track and field competitors including Neeraj Chopra, Avinash Sable, and Hima Das are likely to compete, depending on whether they qualify or not.
Grand Prix of Bharat
The Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida will host the first MotoGP event in India from September 22–24.
ICC Men’s ODI World Cup
The 13th ICC Cricket World Cup, a prominent competition, will take place in October of 2023. Ten teams will compete for the trophy; the reigning winner in England. India originally received the award in 2011.