Major Sporting Events that India will Host in 2023

Third edition India will be hosting. The Women's World Boxing Championship is one of the Major Sporting Events that India will Host in 2023.

Lovlina and Nikhat at Birmingham (Courtesy: @nikhat_zareen/Twitter)
By Pushkar Pandey | Mar 19, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us


The year 2023 on the sports calendar looks to be another action-packed one for India, as athletes will seek to represent their country and bring laurels to the nation.  The year 2023 will be crucial for Indian athletes hoping to qualify for the Summer Games because the different qualifications for the Paris 2024 Olympics are already in full swing. Yet in addition to competing, India will also host a number of significant events in 2023. We will take a look at all of the events in which India will serve as the host in 2023.

Women’s World boxing championship 2023

India is all set to host the Women’s world boxing championship 2023. Delhi will host the championship from from March 16 to March 26. Boxers from almost 70 nations will be participating in this event. India has announced the squad of 12 boxers. But the eyes will be on Lovlina Borgohain and Nikhat Zareen. Previously India hosted the championship in the years 2006 and 2018. And this is the third edition India will be hosting. The Women’s World Boxing Championship is one of the Major Sporting Events that India will Host in 2023.

The Prize money for the winner is $100,000, for the silver medalist the prize is $50,000 and the two bronze medalists will get $25,000 each. This championship will have 12 distinct categories. K.D Jadhav Indoor Hall, I.G Sports Complex will organize all the matches. The official mascot for the championship is Veera.

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ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup 2023

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh is ready to host the International Championship. Madhya Pradesh State Shooting Academy, Bishankhedi, Bhopal will organiz India’s first 83mx27m ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol Shooting. A total of 325 players and 75 officials from 33 different countries will be participating.

This event will be hosted in collaboration with the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), New Delhi and this will have 4 experts from Switzerland will come to Bhopal for technical operations and the construction of the academy according to described standards.

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Cricket World Cup 2023

India will host the Cricket World Cup 2023, 13th edition. This is the first time that time will host the world cup entirely. Previously India hosted a world cup in 2011 which India won. World cup 2023, will have a total of 48 matches. The tournament was originally scheduled from 9th Feb- 26 March 2023 but in July 2020, but it was announced to be delayed by Oct-Nov.

World Cup 2023 will have a total of 10 numbers of team, and 7 teams have already qualified for the world cup. The countries which are already qualified are India, England, New Zealand, Australia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and West Indies. The eighth team is West Indies. Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will organize the Final match of this major sporting event and, it has a seating capacity of one lakh spectators.

2023 India Grand Pix event

India will be hosting its first MotoGP race in 2023. Motorsports event has returned to India after nine years since Formula 1 was discontinued. Buddha International Circuit Noida will host The World’s premier two-wheel racing championship, which staged Formula 1 in 2011 and 2013. This event will add a new chapter to India’s motorsports industry.

The event will start from 22nd September to 24th September 2023. German architect Hermann Tilke has designed the track which is over 875 acres and the circuit is 4.970 km. After 9 years this will be a major event that India will host in the motorsports industry in India.

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