CSA confirm 8 Cricket World Cup venues – ‘It was hard to leave out 3’

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Eight venues in South Africa will host matches during the 2027 Cricket World Cup.

South Africa will co-host the tournament with Namibia and Zimbabwe from October to November 2027.

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SA’s 2027 Cricket World Cup venues

  1. The Wanderers, Johannesburg,
  2. SuperSport Park, Centurion
  3. Kingsmead, Durban
  4. St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
  5. Boland Park, Paarl
  6. Newlands, Cape Town
  7. Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
  8. Buffalo Park, East London

“The exercise of choosing the grounds was a scientific one and also included the number of hotel rooms and the availability of an airport,” Cricket South Africa chief executive officer Pholetsi Moseki told News24.

If there was disappointment, it was also tempered by the reality that was based on the venues that were chosen.

“We do indeed have 11 International Cricket Council-accredited venues, so it was hard to leave out three, but a whole lot of things were taken into consideration. There’s also the important matter of training venues outside of the ones available at the venue.”

Australia are the reigning Cricket World Cup champions. They beat India in 2023’s final.

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