All the members of the International Cricket Committee ICC can participate in the 2023 Cricket World Cup – not only full members but also affiliate and associate members. Currently, 32 countries are participating in the qualification process for the 2023 cup. Like in the 2019 edition, ten teams will qualify.
India will qualify automatically as the host of the tournament. The rest of the participating countries will be defined through a series of cricket leagues, which will be played between 2020 and 2022. There are two main chains of events that will determine the qualifying themes.
A major qualifying tournament is the Super League, which will be played between 2020 and 2022, and it involves the twelve full members of ICC. Due to this arrangement, the full members of the ICC have relatively better chances of qualifying for the championship.
The Cricket Super League is a major competition that will define seven of the ten participating countries. India and the top seven will then qualify without having to participate in the World Cup Qualifier tournament.
The teams who do not qualify directly as the seven highest-ranking competitors still compete in the 2022 World Cup Qualifier match, and consequently still have a chance to qualify.
World Cup Qualifier
A major event that will define the other two teams that qualify for the World Cup is the World Cup Qualifier. It is a match that is played in 2022. Teams from all ICC member countries can participate. The teams that compete in the qualifier are selected in several ways.
The Qualifier will include the bottom teams from the Super League, top teams from the Cricket World Cup League 2, and the top teams from the Cricket World Cup Play-Off. The qualifier is a significant event that finishes the qualifying league season the year before the World Cup.