From the FIFA Women’s World Cup to the ICC Men’s ODI world cup which is to be held in India, here’s a rundown of the major sports events to look forward to in 2023. While the year 2022 has given us a fair share of sporting memories to cherish, it’s now time to look forward to what 2023 has to offer for all of us sports fans. For fans of football, there is the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the AFC Asian Cup where India will feature.
Cricket lovers meanwhile can look forward to both the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup and the Men’s ODI World Cup.Tennis fans will eagerly anticipate the four majors where Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will try to fend off the rising young contenders. There’s also the Hockey World Cup on the horizon along with the Athletic World Championships.
HERE’S A LIST OF ALL THE MAJOR SPORTS EVENTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2023: Flights, Tickets and all you need to know
Australian Open (January 16th to 29th)
The first Tennis Major of the year will kick off on January 16th as Rafael Nadal will look to defend the title he won last year after a grueling five-set battle against Daniil Medvedev. Ashleigh Barty meanwhile ended Australia’s 44-year wait for a home winner at the tournament but then announced her retirement at the age of 25 soon after, meaning she won’t be defending the title this year.
Food near the Melbourne park – Rod Laver arena offers a variert of food, cafes and eat out diners in the area. Should coat you around 20 AU$.
Flights to Melbourn from Delhi are 4. There are direct flights from Bangalore, Mumbai, Amritsar and Hyderabad available for the event. It is a 12hr flight. Should cost you around ₹1,08,797.
FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup (January 13th to 29th)
The Hockey World Cup organized by the International Hockey Federation will be held in India this year at Rourkela, Bhubaneswar. India will feature among the 26 participating teams. The hosts and 1975 champions India are placed in Pool D along with England, Spain and Wales.
Pakistan are the record winners of the tournament with four world titles while Belgium come into this edition as defending champions.
Flights from Delhi to Rourkela operate every day. almost all the domestic flights have a direct flight to Rourkela airport. The prices start from ₹5,045.
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup (February 10th to 26th)
The eight edition of the Women’s T20 World Cup will be held in South Africa next year. Ten teams will participate and they’ve been split into two groups for the group stage where teams will play each other once. Post that the top two teams in each group will play the semi-finals.
Five-time winners and defending champions Australia are grouped alongside New Zealand, hosts South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Group 1 while India are in Group 2 featuring Pakistan, England, West Indies and Ireland.
Flights from Delhi to Cape town are available. The average price is ₹44,268, may rise during the event. Other international air carriers operate direct flights to Cape Town.
Women’s IPL (In March 2023)
The Inaugural Women’s IPL is likely to be played from March 3rd to 26th however the dates are yet to be confirmed by the BCCI. The league is expected to feature five franchise teams and the playing XI can include five overseas players.
In the league phase each team will play the other twice with the table toppers progressing straight to the Final.
The women’s IPL is likely to start after a week from the women’s T20 world cup. And is said to be held in India.
Domestic Indian flights will come to your recue if this is going to be interstate. Other than that, international flights to Delhi operate every day. flights from New York, London , Germany are operation direct flights to India. The prices may vary in the season.
Indian Premier League- IPL 2023 (April to June)
The BCCI is yet to finalize the dates for the 10-team tournament, which will see a return to the home-and-away format, which was shelved due to impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The tournament will most likely only start after the final of the Women’s IPL which is anticipated to take place on March 26.
The 16th edition of the IPL is expected to begin on April 1 and run up to June 4th, however the dates are yet to be confirmed by the BCCI.
There is an array of flights and airlines mapping flights for IPL every season. All domestic airplanes operate to all the states of the country.
French Open (May 28th to June 11th)
Roland-Garros 2023 will begin on May 28th and will see Rafael Nadal return in his familiar role as defending champion. Nadal won a record-extending 14th French Open title last year. Iga Swiatek will be defending her crown in the Women’s Singles category after she won her second title last year.
There are 3 flights from Delhi to Stade Ronald Garros. That will be to Paris Charles de Gaulle , to Paris and to Brussels. Other flights will take you direct to many major airports across France. Domestic flights from India offers direct flights to Paris too. You can go by train from delhi to Brussels. International carriers function via France to major countries every day.
AFC Asian Cup 2023 (June 16th to July 16th)
Defending champions Qatar will host the Asian Cup for the third time in their history, a year after hosting the FIFA World Cup. The Asian Cup is held every four years. India has qualified for the tournament, making it their fifth appearance. The Blue Tigers’ best-ever run at the Asian Cup was a runners-up finish in their debut campaign in 1964. In the 2019 edition, India failed to make it out of the group stage.
There are many domestic aircrafts fro Delhi to Doha. The international fans can get connecting flights and direct flights to Doha as well.
Wimbledon (July 3rd to July 16th)
The oldest and most prestigious tournament in the tennis calendar will start on July 3. This year Novak Djokovic will defend his crown as men’s champion while Eleba Rybaina will be the defending women’s champion after winning her first Grand Slam title last year.
Delhi to London sees 343 flights every day. The domestic and international airlines will also fly to London on a daily basis. The prices may vary during the event.
FIFA Women’s World Cup (July 20th to August 20th)
The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be the ninth edition of competition and will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. 32 nations will compete in the Women’s World Cup for the first time in 2023. Record four-time winners United States of America enters the tournament as defending champions.
The tour will be held in 13 venues across 12 host cities venues be divided into three main travel hubs: South Hub that is Perth, Adelaide, Launceston and Melbourne, East Hub containing Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne and Launceston, and New Zealand Hub containing Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin. Flights can be available during the event to any of these places.
US Open (August 28th to September 10th)
The final Major of the tennis calendar will begin in late August in New York City. Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek are the men’s and women’s defending champions respectively. Alcaraz won his first Grand Slam singles title in New York last year while also becoming the youngest world No 1 in men’s tennis.
Flights from Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore available. The prices may start from ₹1,62,491. Direct flights from New York is offered by many domestic flights. The international air carriers have flights daily to New York.
IAAF World Championships (August 19th to 27th)
The 19th edition of the World Athletics Championships, are scheduled to be held from 19th to 27th August in Budapest, Hungary. The qualification standards for the tournament have already been released which athletes have to achieve within a period ranging from 31st July 2022 to 30th July 2023 to qualify.
Flights from Delhi to Budapest with one stop is available. Flights from Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai are available. Domestic air flights charge upto ₹32,000. The international flights to Hungary are available too.
Grand Prix of Bharat (September)
India will make its debut as a host on the MotoGP calendar in 2023 as the Grand Prix of Bharat is set to be held at the Buddh International Circuit. The race has been given the September 22-24 slot on the provisional calendar. The organizers have signed a seven-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Bharat GP.
All domestic aircrafts have flights to UP. From there you need to take a taxi. 58kms by road. The nearest metro station is 12kms away.
ICC Men’s ODI World Cup (October)
The 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup will be the 13th edition of the 50-over World Cup and is set to be hosted in India for the fourth time in its history.
Ten teams will contest for the trophy and the tournament will follow a similar format to 2019, with a round-robin stage followed by the knockouts. England is defending champions after lifting the trophy in a dramatic super-over finale against New Zealand at Lord’s in 2019.
Icc world cup 2023 schedule then total number of Venues are 13. The first stadium is wankhede stadium in Mumbai
Wankhade stadium, Mumbai.
Eden Gardens – Kolkata
Feroz Shah Kotla – Delhi
M Chinnaswami – Bangalore
MA Chidambaram – Chennai
Sardar Patel Stadium – Ahmedabad
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium – Hyderabad
PCA stadium – Mohali
MCA Stadium – Pune
VCA Stadium – Nagpur
Gandhi Stadium – Guwahati
Green Park Stadium – Kanpur
SCA Stadium – Rajkot
Flights are available with any of the domestic flights. The prices and availability may vary during the time